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Welcome to Orientation! We would like to acknowledge the land we are on. The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today peoples from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, as well as the Chinook and Cowlitz Nations. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

If you have any questions throughout the day, our check in Smith Memorial Student Union (Ballroom, 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Dave Kobzina

Portland State University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment
Dave began working at Portland State in 2004, while he was studying in the College of Education. He transitioned into an admissions counselor a year later. Dave completed his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon and worked in broadcast journalism for seven years. In his current role, he loves meeting with prospective students. His work takes him across the western United States, primarily to Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. He says there’s nothing like seeing students excited about going to college and being in an urban location such as Portland. Dave grew up in Northern California. He now lives in Sherwood and enjoys playing softball, spending time with his family, working in the yard, and going to the coast.

Recruitment Territories:
  • First year and transfer students from: Northern California (Zip 93599-99999) and Utah
  • Transfer students from Clackamas Community College and Clark College