James Woods, Economics Faculty, receives gubernatorial appointment
Author: Department of Economics
Posted: June 13, 2012


James Woods, received an appointment to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.  The new, fifteen-member, commission is works with the Oregon Educational Investment Board and the State Board of Higher Education on education policy and funding.  

The commission is charged with: developing state goals and associated accountability measures for the post-secondary education system, including community colleges, public universities and OHSU; developing a strategic plan for achieving the state's higher education goals and; developing a financial model for higher education in Oregon. The charge includes recommending to the legislature a consolidated higher education budget for, student aid, ongoing operations, new facilities and programs as well as capital improvements.