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​​Office of Academic Policy and Authorization

This Office of Academic Policy and Authorization oversees two primary areas of work:  1​) the quality, integrity, and diversity of private postsecondary programs in Oregon for the benefit of students and consumers, and 2) public university academic policy and program approval. 

For comprehensive information on our work, see:

Our office is led by:
  • Veronica Dujon, Ph.D., Director

PCS staff are generally available Monday – Friday but may not always be available to meet in-person.  We encourage you to contact staff to schedule an in-person or phone appointment.  The PCS team works to respond to inquiries and messages within 48 hours​.

Office of Academic Policy and Authorization

NamePositionContact Info
ADDRESS 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302​
GENERAL INQUIRIES ON PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 503-947-5716
info.pps@hecc.oregon.gov
Matthew AltmanCompliance Specialist, Student Complaints503-881-2738
matthew.altman@hecc.oregon.gov
Daniel Gustav AndersonUniversity Academic Policy Specialist503-871-0392
daniel.anderson@hecc.oregon.gov
Tiffany CaldwellPrivate Postsecondary Support Specialist 503-947-5716
tiffany.caldwell@hecc.oregon.gov
Karyn ChambersEducation Specialist, Private Career Schools503-947-5773
karyn.chambers@hecc.oregon.gov
Veronica DujonDirector, Office Academic Policy and Authorization503-947-5744
veronica.dujon@hecc.oregon.gov
Rebecca FullerOperations & Policy Analyst, Office of Degree Authorization503-947-5751
rebecca.fuller@hecc.oregon.gov
Peter GertenrichEducation Specialist, Private Career Schools503-947-5719
peter.gertenrich@hecc.oregon.gov
Anthony MedinaOperations Policy Analyst, Public University Coordination503-949-4084
Anthony.D.Medina@hecc.oregon.gov
Michael RallsEducation Program Specialist503-979-6001
michael.ralls@hecc.oregon.gov
Elizabeth RogersCompliance Specialist503-507-8726
elizabeth.rogers@hecc.oregon.gov
Kia SorensenInterim Deputy Director, Private Postsecondary Education503-949-3744
kia.sorensen@hecc.oregon.gov
Debora van Eckhardt Executive Support Specialist458-209-0240
debora.vaneckhardt@hecc.oregon.gov
Erin Weeks-EarpAlignment and Articulation Policy Specialist, Public University Coordination503-949-4133
erin.weeks-earp@hecc.oregon.gov
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* An asterisk indicates a position that is either temporary, limited duration, or a job rotation.​​​

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