The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is responsible for ensuring pathways to postsecondary opportunity and success for Oregonians statewide and serves as a convener of the groups and institutions working across the public and private higher education arena. HECC is a 14-member volunteer commission appointed by the governor. The HECC state agency supports the commission and is comprised of eight offices led by the executive director. Its authorities include advising the Legislature, governor and Chief Education Office, providing one strategic vision for Oregon higher education planning, funding and policy to meet state goals; authorizing postsecondary programs and degrees; administering key Oregon financial aid, workforce and other programs; and evaluating and reporting success of higher education efforts.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-0203
Contact: Ben Cannon, Executive Director
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS 351