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Higher Education Coordination Commission

Engage in Our Public Policy and Funding Work

Greetings! We invite you to stay engaged in the public work we do for Oregonians. As a policy and funding coordinating commission and agency, we work with people across the state whose perspectives inform and improve our decisions, programs, and services. There are many ways to engage with the work of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is the State of Oregon’s Commission and agency working to improve equitable access to and success in higher education and workforce training for Oregonians statewide. The HECC coordinates funding and policy for postsecondary education and training, and convenes partners across the public and private higher education and workforce landscape. We work to improve affordability, student success, equity, and economic and community impact.

Learn more about the key responsibilities assigned to our Commission by Oregon law. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is the name for both the state Commission and a state agency. The HECC agency staff support the Commission, the Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB), and seven other advisory boards or public bodies described here.

Who Can Engage in Our Work for Oregonians?

Anyone who is interested in our work or impacted by our work can get involved! We work for all Oregonians. We consult with organizational partners and equity advisory groups on an ongoing basis. Some of our ongoing partners are listed here, and we encourage the involvement of new partners. Read about our engagement with Oregon Tribes through the Government-to-Government process here.

Engage in Public Meetings and Hearings

Anyone can provide written or public comment to our Commission or one of our advisory boards about the topics they are considering. You can find the topics for consideration on the agenda for each public meeting or the notice for a public hearing. The agenda and materials for public meetings are available on the web page for each board or commission.

The HECC is committed to accessible services for all. Guidance on how to sign up for public testimony or request accommodations is provided in public meeting email notices and on the web pages for each board.

What Do Our Commissions and Boards Do?

Each board or advisory committee has specific authorities that determine the topics for their public meetings. Learn more about the responsibilities of the HECC and its affiliated boards at the links below. We also convene public hearings about proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rules pertaining to the HECC and its programs.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission and Workforce and Talent Development Board

Other Advisory Boards and Public Bodies

Partner With Us in Achieving State Goals

Oregon has statewide goals for educational attainment and a strategic plan to help us achieve them. We invite you to learn about and use our strategic planning, research, and resources.

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Apply for a Grant or Contract Opportunity

Many of the funds we administer are awarded through grants and contracts. 
Find current grant and contract opportunities here.

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