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​Offices of the HECC

The HECC state agency is led by Executive Director Ben Cannon, who oversees eight distinct offices described in the links below.  ​

Office of the Executive Director 

Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD)

  • Donna Lewelling, ​Director

Office of Operations

  • Tom Riel, Director

Office of  Academic Policy and Authorization 

  • Veronica Dujon, Director

Office of Research & Data

  • Amy Cox, Director

Office of Postsecondary Fi​nance and Capital  ​

  • Jim Pinkard, Director

Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)

  • Juan Báez-Arévalo, Director​

Office of Workforce Investments

  • Julia Steinberger, Director​​

Commitment to Equity and Diversity 

The HECC is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The HECC does not discriminate in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. This information may be made available in alternate formats upon request.  

The Equity ​Lens​ is a focal point of our work, both internally and externally. Throughout our organization, we hold high expectations to contribute to the access, growth and success of all the individuals and stakeholders we are privileged to work alongside and serve.  Diversity, equ​ity, and inclusion is essential to achieving state education goals and promoting a workplace culture and climate that supports the success of all who learn, work and engage with the agency. 

The HECC provides agency leadership in workforce diversity, inclusion, equity (DEI) and cultural competency through the application of our vision, mission, and Equity Lens. 

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