Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Contacting the Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Thank you for your interest in higher education in Oregon. The HECC agency is organized in the Offices of: 

Executive Director, Policy & Communication; Student Access & Completion; Community Colleges & Workforce Development; ​Operations; Private Postsecondary Education; University Coordination; and Research & Data. 

General Inquires: 
Higher Education Coordinating Commission: info.HECC@state.or.us or 503-378-5690.
Community Colleges and Workforce Development: ccwd.info@state.or.us 
Office of Student Access and Completion:  publicinformation@state.or.us 

Media Inquiries:

Endi Hartigan, Communications and Policy Specialist, Endi.Hartigan@state.or.us ,  503-378-6769 (office), or 971-701-4032 (cell).

Public Records Requests:

Please complete the information form below.

Return the form by mail or email to:

  • Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 775 Court Street NE  Salem, OR 97301, or
  • E-mail: info.HECC@state.or.us ​
Mailing Lists:

To receive HECC public meeting notices, announcements, and newsletters by email, sign up for the HECC mailing list here. ​To receive a regular email of news clips primarily related to Oregon postsecondary education, sign up for HECC news clips here.​  

Commission Correspondence:

To send public correspondence to the Commission, email Commissioner.HECC@state.or.us.  For logistical questions regarding public Commission meetings, contact Kelly Dickinson, Commission Administrator, Kelly.Dickinson@state.or.us.


Staff Directory

Please note that the directory below is in progress, and is updated as staffing changes occur. If you do not find a contact you are seeking here, please contact us at one of the general inquiry information emails above. NOTE (January 27, 2016): we recently transitioned our emails system and any addresses that use @ode.state.or.us will no longer arrive at the recipient. Please use the @state.or.us addresses below.

  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Agency Office : Office of Executive Director, Policy, and Communications ‎(10)
GENERAL HECC INQUIRIES General inquiriesinfo.HECC@state.or.us
ADDRESS255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310
BobBrewDeputy Executive Director503-947-8541bob.k.brew@state.or.us
BenCannonExecutive Director, HECC503-947-2379ben.cannon@state.or.us
KellyDickinsonAssistant to Executive Director, Commission Administrator503-947-2379kelly.dickinson@state.or.us
LisaEllsworthExecutive Team Support Specialist503-378-5690lisa.ellsworth@state.or.us
EndiHartiganCommunications and Policy Specialist503-378-6769endi.hartigan@state.or.us
CherylMyersChief Culture, Diversity, & Inclusion Director503-877-4303cheryl.L.myers@state.or.us
TerryRogersUniversity Funding Specialist*University Finance503-373-0003terry.rogers@state.or.us
KyleThomasDirector of Legislative and Policy Affairs503-947-2678kyle.thomas@state.or.us
  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Agency Office : Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development ‎(13)
GENERAL CCWD INQUIRIESGeneral inquiries503-947-2401ccwd.info@state.or.us
ADDRESS 255 Capital Street NE, 3rd Floor Salem, OR 97310
KCAndrewABS and CTE Education SpecialistAdult Basic Skills, Title II, CTE, GED503-947-5742kc.andrew@state.or.us
PatrickCraneDirector, Community Colleges and Workforce Development503-947-2414patrick.crane@state.or.us
KasenaDaileyAdministrative SpecialistAdult Basic Skills, Title II, CTE, GED503-947-5608kasena.dailey@hecc.oregon.gov
SusanFishState Adult Basic Skills DirectorAdult Basic Skills, Title II, CTE, GED503-947-2423susan.fish@state.or.us
LynneHellsternABS/CC Administrative SpecialistAdult Basic Skills, Title II, CTE, GED503-947-2437lynne.hellstern@state.or.us
LuisJuarezCTE Education SpecialistCommunity College Education503-947-2430luis.juarez@state.or.us
Donna LewellingEducation Division Director, Interim GED AdministratorCommunity College Education503-947-2428donna.j.lewelling@state.or.us
LindyMesserEducation Team Research AnalystCommunity College Education503-947-2409lindy.messer@state.or.us
AaronReynaExecutive Support Specialist503-947-2433aaron.a.reyna@state.or.us
LisaReynoldsPostsecondary Education Program SpecialistCommunity College Education503-947-2427lisa.reynolds@state.or.us
Evelyn RothPostsecondary Operations and Policy AnalystAdult Basic Skills, Title II, CTE, GED503-947-2431evelyn.m.roth@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of Operations ‎(26)
ADDRESS255 Capital Street NE, 3rd Floor Salem, OR 97310
LoriAllenWorkforce Programmer/AnalystInformation Technology503-947-2425lori.allen@state.or.us
TerryBouieNetwork Administrator/Web AnalystInformation Technology503-947-2410terry.bouie@state.or.us
LoraCarsonBudget and Procurement ManagerBudget and Procurement503-947-2408lora.carson@state.or.us
KarenDeHutProcurement and Grants OfficerBudget and Procurement503-947-5986karen.e.dehut@state.or.us
TheresaDeWeesAccounting TechnicianAccounting and Payroll541-687-7478theresa.d.dewees@state.or.us
PamelaFieldsAccountant 2Accounting and Payroll503-947-2403pamela.fields@state.or.us
BrandonFoxIT Systems AnalystInformation Technology541-687-7301brandon.j.fox@state.or.us
AnnaGonzalezExecutive AssistantHuman Resources503-947-2405anna.gonzalez@state.or.us
SerenaHarrisAccounting Team LeadAccounting and Payroll503-947-2434serena.e.harris@state.or.us
JordiHumphreysIT Systems DeveloperInformation Technology541-687-7303jordi.humphreys@state.or.us
JodieKnightAccountantAccounting and Payroll503-947-5932jodie.knight@state.or.us
AaronMeyersIT Systems Administrator, Security OfficerInformation Technology541-687-7433aaron.m.meyers@state.or.us
JesseMooreCapital Construction AccountantAccounting and Payroll503-947-2250    jesse.moore@state.or.us
TynaMoriartyFiscal Analyst 2Budget and Procurement503-947-5933tyna.moriarty@state.or.us
MoniqueMurphyPayables and Payroll TechnicianAccounting and Payroll503-947-5935Monique.Murphy@state.or.us
HolleyOglsbyDesignated Procurement OfficerBudget and Procurement503-947-2449holley.a.oglesby@state.or.us
DanielRickettsDeveloperInformation Technology503-947-2444Daniel.Ricketts@state.or.us
ThomasRidderIT Team Lead Information Technology541-687-7434thomas.j.ridder@state.or.us
DuaneRitchieWIOA AccountantAccounting and Payroll503-947-2419duane.l.ritchie@state.or.us
DerekSimmonsAccountantAccounting and Payroll503-947-5935derek.r.simmons@state.or.us
HaileyTilgnerHelp Desk Support TechnicianInformation Technology503-947-2443hailey.tilgner@state.or.us
SusanVioletteBudget Analyst and Team LeadBudget and Procurement503-947-2424susan.m.violette@state.or.us
JessicaZacharyAccounting Tech IIAccounting and Payroll503-947-1288jessica.zachary@state.or.us
DavidZerbeDirector, Operations503-947-2436david.zerbe@state.or.us
DanielZinckNetwork Security AnalystInformation Technology503-947-2407daniel.b.zinck@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of Private Postsecondary Education ‎(9)
ADDRESS255 Capitol Street NE, 3rd floor, Salem, OR 97310
JuanBaez-ArevaloDirector, Private Postsecondary Education503-947-5977juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
KarynChambersAcademic Program SpecialistPrivate Career Schools503-947-5773karyn.chambers@state.or.us
HelenDunfordCollege and University Program SpecialistOffice of Degree Authorization (ODA)503-373-0014helen.dunford@state.or.us
RebeccaFullerCompliance Specialist*Private Career Schools (PCS)503-947-5751rebecca.fuller@state.or.us
YolondaGarciaCompliance Specialist*Private Career Schools (PCS)503-947-2452yolonda.n.garcia@state.or.us
PeterGertenrichAcademic Program SpecialistPrivate Career Schools (PCS)503-947-5719peter.gertenrich@state.or.us
AnnaUsselmanOffice Specialist/Private Postsecondary Education Support503-947-5716anna.usselman@state.or.us
BarbaraZealVeterans Education SpecialistState Approving Agency (SAA)- Veterans Programs503-947-5727barbara.zeal@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of Research and Data ‎(11)
ADDRESS255 Capital Street NE, 3rd Floor Salem, OR 97310
AmyCoxDirector of Research and Data503-947-2454amy.cox@state.or.us
ClaireKemmererAdministrative Specialist503-947-2456claire.kemmerer@state.or.us
Olga LevadnayaResearch Analyst503-947-3406olga.levadnaya@state.or.us
VernMayfieldPolicy and Research Analyst503-947-3407vern.mayfield@state.or.us
LaurieRoeOperations and Policy Analyst 4503-947-5677laurie.roe@state.or.us
PaulSchroederResearch Analyst503-947-2432paul.schroeder@state.or.us
BetsySimpkinsLegislative Workgroup Liaison503-947-5676betsy.simpkins@state.or.us
KariStocksDatabase & Business Analyst503-947-5623kari.stocks@state.or.us
ShiyanTaoInstitutional Research Analyst503-947-3408shiyan.tao@state.or.us
Tim WilsonOperations and Policy Analyst 4 503-947-5999tim.a.wilson@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of Student Access and Completion ‎(26)
GENERAL OSAC INQUIRIESGeneral inquiries541-687-7400osac@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
MelissaAdamsScholarship Processing CoordinatorScholarship Programs541-687-7409adams_m@state.or.us
JuanBaez-ArevaloExecutive Director, OSAC503-947-5977juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
GretchenBecknerASPIRE Access SpecialistASPIRE Program503-789-7831gretchen.l.beckner@state.or.us
LisaBrookshierASPIRE Access SpecialistASPIRE Program503-577-1279lisa.g.brookshier@state.or.us
GaryCampbellASPIRE AdministratorASPIRE Program541-579-9511gary.c.campbell@state.or.us
CherylConnollyScholarship Portfolio CoordinatorScholarship Programs541-687-7422cheryl.a.connolly@state.or.us
PeggyCookseyGrants AdministratorOpportunity Grant and Public Programs541-687-7443peggy.d.cooksey@state.or.us
CarolCornacchiaFront Desk Reception541-687-7323  carol.l.cornacchia@state.or.us
RachelCummingsScholarship Portfolio CoordinatorScholarship Programs541-687-7387rachel.b.cummings@state.or.us
SusanDegenState Grants and Government Affairs AdministratorOpportunity Grant and Public Programs541-687-7451susan.r.degen@state.or.us
LoriEllisCollege and Career Readiness Specialist*541-687-7471lorianne.m.ellis@state.or.us
CollinEllisOregon Promise eMentoring Coordinator*541-687-7406ellis_c@osac.state.or.us
LeliFotuCommunications and Development Specialist*ASPIRE Program541-687-7379leli.e.fotu@state.or.us
CarlaGalvan-AyalaOregon Promise Administrative Support*Opportunity Grant and Public Programs541-687-7335carla.galvan-ayala@state.or.us
LindseyHolkExecutive Assistant541-687-7488holk_l@osac.state.or.us
AmyKeirFAFSA Plus+ Program Specialist*FAFSA Outreach541-687-7455keir_a@osac.state.or.us
MandiLoberg Office Specialist*541-687-7367Mandi.R.Loberg@state.or.us
ErinLongFront Desk Reception and ASPIRE Support Specialist*541-687-7367erin.long@hecc.oregon.gov
RandeeNicolayASPIRE Access SpecialistASPIRE Program541-603-6739randee.nicolay@state.or.us
VickiePotoskiScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7307vickie.l.potoski@state.or.us
LacieTolleScholarship Program Administrator*541-687-7394lacie.a.tolle@state.or.us
KristinVreelandFAFSA Plus+ and Program Development Specialist541-687-7456kristin.vreeland@state.or.us 
HollyWillefordInterim Chief Operating Officer*541-687-7466holly.j.willeford@state.or.us
TinaWilsonScholarship Portfolio and Volunteer CoordinatorScholarship Programs541-687-7352tina.k.wilson@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of University Coordination ‎(13)
ADDRESS255 Capital Street NE, 3rd Floor Salem, OR 97310
BenBrumundUniversity Funding Specialist*University Financeben.brumund@state.or.us
VeronicaDujonDirector, Academic Planning and Policy503-947-5744veronica.dujon@state.or.us
DavidJarvisFiscal Analyst, University Budget and FinanceUniversity Finance503-947-5985david.jarvis@state.or.us
BruceJohnsonCapital Analyst, University Budget and Finance503-947-0004 bruce.johnson@state.or.us
BruceJohnsonUniversity Capital AnalystUniversity Finance503-947-0004bruce.johnson@state.or.us
Alethia MillerAcademic and Student Affairs Policy SpecialistUniversity Academic Strategies503-947-2440 alethia.miller@state.or.us
Mahalia  NewmarkHatfield Resident Fellow*503-947-2442mahalia.newmark@state.or.us
SeanPollackUniversity Academic Policy SpecialistUniversity Academic Strategies503-947-5925sean.pollack@state.or.us
AndrewRogersDirector, University FinanceUniversity Finance503-947-5984andrew.rogers@state.or.us
BarbaraRussellPrimary University Funding SpecialistUniversity Finance503-947-2440barbara.russell@state.or.us
ErinWeeks-EarpAlignment and Articulation Policy SpecialistUniversity Academic Strategies503-947-5659erin.weeks-earp@state.or.us
TeresaWolfeOpen Education Resource (OER) Specialist*University Academic Strategies503-947-5980teresa.wolfe@state.or.us
collapse Agency Office : Office of Workforce Investments ‎(16)
ADDRESS875 Union Street NE #310, Salem, OR 97311
JeremyAholaProgram Analyst*, Oregon Youth Conservation Corp Workforce Youth Programjeremy.w.ahola@oregon.gov
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