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Oregon 529 Savings Board

Oregon 529 Savings Board

The Oregon College Savings Plan, the MFS 529 Savings Plan and the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan are administered by the Oregon Treasury Savings Network which is a division of the Oregon State Treasury. As required by the Enabling Legislation, the Oregon 529 Savings Board provides oversight for each Plan and is chaired by the Oregon State Treasurer with four appointed members of the public.

The Board has general and fiduciary responsibility for the Program. The Board meets at least quarterly to discuss legislative activities, review program policies and investments, and make program decisions. All of the meetings are open to the public. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

Oregon 529 Savings Board Statute

Oregon 529 Savings Board Meetings

Board Members

Tobias Read, Chair

Oregon State Treasurer, Serves by position

Tobias Read took office on Jan. 2, 2017 as Oregon's 29th State Treasurer. He previously worked in the U.S. Treasury and as a liaison between designers, engineers and manufacturing units for Nike Inc. Prior to being elected Treasurer, he served a decade in the Oregon House of Representatives and championed legislation to invest in public education, improve state financial management, finance critical infrastructure improvements, and to help Oregonians save for more secure futures. As Treasurer, he oversees Oregon's financial services agency.

The State Treasurer is a voting member of the Oregon 529 Savings Board per 2017 ORS 178.310.


Jennifer Geller

University of Oregon School of Law, Public Member, Appointed February 5, 2018

Jennifer Geller is the public law and policy program managing director at the University of Oregon School of Law. She also recently completed 8 years of service on the Eugene School Board. 

After law school, Jennifer served as an assistant attorney general representing Washington State University. Previously, she worked as a faculty member in the University of Oregon’s Teaching and Learning Center, which houses student academic support programs, including those for first-generation college students. 

Jennifer has made a long-term commitment to ensure that education is accessible for all Oregonians. She is also the parent of two college-age adults and understands the challenges of paying for college.


Sydney Shook

North Star Pathways, Public Member, Appointed October 11, 2017

Sydney Shook was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. The lure of warm weather and palm trees presented an opportunity to study and graduate from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!). 

Sydney is mom to Lauren and Aidan. After her son Aidan was born, Sydney started her path to community involvement and advocacy for disability services. After moving to Eugene she helped to start the Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network. 

Wanting to do more for families who experienced more complex support issues, Sydney became involved with The Arc as a volunteer and in 2011 was hired by The Arc Lane County as a program development specialist and the family network coordinator. In 2014, she co-founded North Star Pathways, a new provider agency geared toward community employment outcomes for middle and high school youth.


Brent Wilder

Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities, Public Member, Appointed January 1, 2016. 

Brent Wilder has served as vice president of The Alliance (Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities) since January 2012. Prior to his appointment, he served as interim president of The Alliance.

Wilder joined The Alliance after working with the Oregon Independent College Foundation (OICF), most recently as interim president and vice president. Prior to his arrival at the OICF, Brent served as the Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations at Portland State University. His previous professional experience also includes serving as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development and Athletic Annual Fund Director at Oregon State University, and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Oregon State. 

A native Oregonian, Brent has been actively involved in professional and civic activities at the local and national level throughout his career. Brent received his Bachelor’s degree and M.A. from Oregon State University.

Melissa (Missy) Olson

Umpqua Community College, Public Member, Appointed November 18, 2020

Missy Olson is the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services at Umpqua Community College (UCC). She has spent over 20 years in higher education working to promote equal access. Missy started her career at UCC as the Adult Basic Skills Coordinator, helping students throughout Douglas County earn their GED and transition to employment or postsecondary education. After eight years, she transitioned into the role of Director of Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. These federal TRIO programs help low income, first generation middle and high school students learn about college, access the college of their choice, explore careers, access financial resources, and prepare to meet the academic rigor needed to succeed. In 2016, she moved into the role of UCC’s Director of Educational Partnerships and eLearning before taking on a new division of Enrollment Management in 2017. Her work in these areas covered all aspects of student onboarding, including recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and testing, as well as accelerated learning options for high school students. In 2020, Missy became the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services for UCC. Missy believes in improving processes to make college access easier for all students, as well as providing quality student supports for students on their academic path. She has worked with students and parents on college affordability and knows the issues students face in meeting the financial obligations of college. Missy has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Adult Education from Oregon State University.

Upcoming Meetings, Agendas and Details

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For prior meeting dates and agendas, please see the Treasury Calendar.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to: Missy Simpson at or 503.373.1903.

Meeting Minutes


Meeting Dates
April 28, 2022
February 17, 2022


Meeting Dates
November 18, 2021
August 12, 2021
May 27, 2021
February 18, 2021


Meeting Dates
November 19, 2020 Minutes
August 20, 2020 Minutes
May 21, 2020 Minutes
March 16, 2020 Minutes
February 20, 2020 Minutes


Meeting Dates Minutes
November 14, 2019 Minutes
August 22, 2019 Minutes
May 16, 2019 Minutes
February 21, 2019 Minutes


Meeting DatesMinutes
November 13, 2018 Minutes
September 20, 2018 Minutes
August 20, 2018 Minutes
July 16, 2018 Minutes
April 26, 2018 Minutes
February 15, 2018 Minutes
January 24, 2018 Minutes

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