About

Office of Student Access and Completion

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers a variety of state, federal and privately funded student financial aid programs for the benefit of Oregonians attending institutions of postsecondary education.

OSAC is responsible for the administration of state financial aid and access programs, including budget recommendations, fiscal management, policy and awarding of financial aid to Oregon students at private and public institutions statewide.

For comprehensive informaton on our work see:

The office is led by:

  • Juan Baez-Arevalo, Director
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Office of Student Access and Completion

NamePositionContact Info
GENERAL OSAC INQUIRIES General inquiries541-687-7400
osac@hecc.oregon.gov
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
Melissa AdamsExecutive Assistant458-209-6027
melissa.adams@hecc.oregon.gov
Juan Baez-ArevaloDirector, Office of Student Access and Completion971-273-8813
juan.baez-arevalo@hecc.oregon.gov
Ben BrumundASPIRE Access Specialist503-931-8580
ben.brumund@hecc.oregon.gov
Catherine ConklinASPIRE & Outreach Technical Specialist541.687-7455
catherine.conklin@hecc.oregon.gov
Cheryl ConnollyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7422
cheryl.a.connolly@hecc.oregon.gov
Peggy CookseyScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7443
peggy.d.cooksey@hecc.oregon.gov
Carol CornacchiaFront Desk Reception541-687-7323
carol.cornacchia@hecc.oregon.gov
Shannon Donivan-JohnsDeputy Director, Office of Student Access and Completion541-687-7451
shannon.donivan-johns@hecc.oregon.gov
Lori EllisASPIRE Administrator541-687-7471
lorianne.m.ellis@hecc.oregon.gov
Rochelle FarrisASPIRE Access Specialist458-209-6362
rochelle.farris@hecc.oregon.gov
Gavin HoldgreiweTraining and Development Specialist541-687-7379
gavin.holdgreiwe@hecc.oregon.gov
Kyra KingState Grants Administrator 541-687-7352
kyra.king@hecc.oregon.gov
Rogelio LariosScholarship Processing Coordinator541-687-7409
rogelio.Larios@hecc.oregon.gov
Jasmine MerazPublic Grants Administrative Support Specialist458-209-0240
jasmine.meraz@hecc.oregon.gov
Vickie PotoskiScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7387
vickie.l.potoski@hecc.oregon.gov
Horalia ("Lala") RangelOregon Teacher Scholars Program Coordinator503-881-6059
horalia.rangel@hecc.oregon.gov
Kurt ReeserASPIRE Access Specialist503-318-3011
kurt.reeser@hecc.oregon.gov
Robert SmallSenior Policy Advisor503-934-3479
bob.small@hecc.oregon.gov
Stacey Stonesifer ASPIRE Access Specialist 541-515-4513
stacey.stonesifer@hecc.oregon.gov
Kerry ThomasAspire Access Specialist (503) 378-2761
kerry.thomas@hecc.oregon.gov
Kristin VreelandScholarship Portfolio Coordinator541-687-7456
kristin.vreeland@hecc.oregon.gov
Holly WillefordOperations & Policy Analyst541-687-7466
holly.j.willeford@hecc.oregon.gov
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