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Higher Education Coordination Commission

Introducing the HECC Executive Director's Office and the Operations Office

We’re pleased to introduce the work of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of the Executive Director and the Office of Operations. Here you can learn about our key responsibilities and how to reach us if you have questions.

Office of the Executive Director

The HECC agency is led by Executive Director Ben Cannon (professional bio here). The HECC Office of the Executive Director carries out the central executive role of the agency and serves as a resource for the Commission and the HECC offices.  Our work includes the following.

The office is led by:

Ben Cannon, Executive Director 

Ramona Rodamaker, Deputy Executive Director

Office of Operations

The HECC Office of Operations provides all HECC offices with support in in these areas: budget, procurement (which includes grant and contract opportunities), payroll, accounting, and information technology. We assist the agency with developing, allocating, and leveraging resources. We provide leadership, direction, and guidance to the agency staff in the development of policies and strategic oversight to meet the HECC’s strategic goals and to be in compliance with state policy and federal requirements.

The office is led by:

Tom Riel, Director