Rural Community Builder Name: Roman Olivera

Community: Umatilla County, OR

Role: BMCC (Blue Mountain Community College) Director, Student Success Center

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Caring, kind, and inspiring

Recognized by:  Maurizio Valerio

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Roman has a wonderful way of connecting with people. I heard him say with a big smile “tell your story: if don’t, nobody will ” He has been a mentor, a friend, a supporter and an inspiration to countless young individuals. Building communities one student success at a time.