About

Commissioners and Executive Director

Established in 2011 and vested with its current authorities in 2013, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission is a 14-member, volunteer commission appointed by the Oregon Governor, with voting members confirmed by the Senate. For information on how to apply for an appointment, please see the Office of the Governor here.

The Commission is supported by the HECC state agency, comprised of eight offices led by the Executive Director.

Executive Director

Ben Cannon

Position: Executive Director
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Commissioners

Neil Bryant

Position: Commission Chair, Voting Member, also Chair of Funding and Achievement Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
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David Rives

Position: Commission Vice Chair, voting member, also member of Funding and Achievement Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
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​Lee Ayers-Preboski

Position: Commissioner, university faculty non-voting member, also member of Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
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Terry Cross

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also member of Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
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Betty Duvall

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also member of Funding and Achievement Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
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Enrique Farrera

Position: Commissioner, college/university staff non-voting member
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
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Frank Goulard

Position: Commissioner, community college faculty non-voting member, also serves on the Funding and Achievement Subcommittee and the Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
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Ramon Ramirez

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also member of Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
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Mariana Sofia Paredones Rodriguez

Position: Commissioner, community college student non-voting member
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Larry Roper

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also member of Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
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Sandra (Sandy) Rowe

Position: Commissioner, voting member
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
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Carmen Rubio

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also Chair of Student Success and Institutional Collaboration Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
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Kali Sullivan

Position: Commissioner, university student non-voting member
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Duncan Wyse

Position: Commissioner, voting member, also member of Funding and Achievement Subcommittee
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
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