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Transfer Council – Members and Subcommittees

The Transfer Council is comprised of representatives from Oregon public universities, community colleges, and secondary education institutions or organizations. Here you can find information about the membership and structure of the Council and its subcommittees.

Learn more about the Transfer Council and find public meeting details here.

The Transfer Council was created by legislative action with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 233 in 2021. Under this legislation, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) requests nominations for 15 positions to be filled by students, faculty members, and administrator organizations at Oregon public universities, community colleges, and/or high schools. The chairperson of the Commission, or a designee of the chairperson of the Commission, serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member.

Transfer Council Members

NamePosition and TermAffiliation
Jose Coll

Transfer Council Co-chair, Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2023, 2-year term
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Western Oregon University
Alix Gitelman
Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, Oregon State University
Randi Harris


Transfer Specialist, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2023, 2-year term
Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center
Tyler Hayes

Transfer Specialist, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Director of Admissions/Registrar, Central Oregon Community College
Benji Henslee

Accelerated College Credit Educator High School, 3-year term*  
CTE Certified Business Teacher from Mazama High School
Traci Hodgson

Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed May 2022, 3-year term*
Professor, Chemeketa Community College
Nate Kersey 

Student, Oregon Public University, appointed July 2022,  2-year term
Student, University of Oregon
David Plotkin 

Academic Officer, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021,  2-year term
Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Clackamas Community College
Teresa Rivenes 

Transfer Council Co-chair, Academic Officer, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*
Vice President, Academic Services, Umpqua Community College
Larry Roper

Ex-Officio, non-voting, HECC designee
Former HECC Commissioner; Emeritus Professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Oregon State University
Alex Sager
Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Portland State University
Tad Shannon
Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Western Oregon University
Riley SmithStudent, OR Community College,appointed Oct 2023,  2-year termRogue Community College
Kate SullivanFaculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Writing Instructor, Lane Community College

Adam WhalenAcademic Officer, OR High School, appointed June 2022, the 3-year term*
Director of Secondary Partnerships, Willamette ESD
Vacant
High School Student
*Initial term is only 3 years. If renewed, the subsequent term is 2 years.

Transfer Council Subcommittees

The following are subcommittees of the Transfer Council and are charged with advising the Council on Common Course Numbering and Major Transfer Maps.

Major Transfer Maps (MTM) Subcommittees

The Transfer Council convenes numerous subcommittees focused on development of recommendations for Major Transfer Maps.

  • Biology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Business Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Computer Science Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Elementary Education Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • English Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Human Development & Family Studies Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Psychology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Sociology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee

For information on the current MTM subcommittee members, contact Erin Weeks-Earp at erin.weeks-earp@hecc.oregon.gov

Institution Resources, Major Transfer Maps: resources for development of MTMs and a list of approved MTMs

Common Course Numbering Subcommittees

The Transfer Council convenes numerous subcommittees focused on the development of recommendations for Common Course Numbering.

CCN Subcommittee Membership and Role:

Institution Resources, Common Course Numbering: resources for development of CCNs as well as a list of approved courses using CCNs

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