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Legislative Testimony 2013

Below is information on hearings of the 2013 Oregon Legislature related to OUS or at which state university system representatives testified:

Tuesday, June 25, Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Education, STEM Investment Council

Monday, June 24, Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development, SB 241, Commercialization of university research, Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN)

Monday, June 24, Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Human Services, SB 457.

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Friday, June 14, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, OUS budget, HB 5031

Friday, June 14, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, OUS budget, HB 5031

Friday, June 14, Joint Committee on Ways & Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction, SB 265 (higher education revenue bonds), SB 266 (financing agreements)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Mike Green, OUS Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration/Controller

Monday, June 10, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 3472, “Pay it Forward” bill

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, financial aid and student loans

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Jim Brooks Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Enrollment Management, UO
    • Kate Peterson, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, OSU

Monday, June 3, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, student visas

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Joe Holliday , Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives
    • Christina Luther, Associate Director, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, PSU

Friday, May 31, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, athletics (informational hearing)

  • Agenda 
  • Testimony
    • Mike Green, OUS Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration/Controller
    • Mike Schell, AThletic Director, OIT
    • Roger Thompson, VP for Enrollment Management, UO
    • Matt Sayre, Athletic Director, SOU
    • Tygue Howland, former PSU quarterback
    • Samantha Flett, Graduate Assistant for Women's Basketball, EOU

Thursday, May 30, Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, HB 2158 (veterans tuition)

Wednesday, May 29, House Commitee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, developmental education (informational hearing)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dave McDonald, Associate Provost, WOU
    • Dan Fortmiller, Associate VP for Academic & Career Services, PSU
    • Moira Dempsey, Director, Academic Success Center, OSU

Wednesday,  May 29, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 3120A (governance), SB270A (institutional boards), public hearing

Friday, May 24, 2013, Senate Commitee on General Government, Small Business, and Consumer Protection HB 2669 (interns)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Thursday, May 23, 2013, Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, HB 2128 (veteran tuition)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Thursday May 23, 2013, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, HB 2995 (reporting on sexual orientation)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Thursday, May 23, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommitee on Education, SB 270 (institutional boards), HB 3120 (governance)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education, educator preparation (informational hearing)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies
    • Dr. Randy Hitz, Dean, Graduate School of Education, PSU
    • Dr. Mark Girod, Interim Dean, College of Education, WOU

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Senate Committee on Rules, HB 3175A (voter registration access)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, HB 2154 (achievement compact committees)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 2743 (task force on high school transition success for students with disabilities)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Monday, May 20, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, online learning (informational hearing)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
    • Jeffrey Dense, President-elect, Inter-institutional Faculty Senate, EOU
    • Kevin Gable, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, OSU
    • Candyce Reynolds, ASsociate Professor, Education Policy, PSU

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, House Committee on Rules, HB 3524, coaching violations

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, House Committe on Higher Education & Workforce Development, helping Oregon students plan and pay for college

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Kate Peterson, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, OSU
    • Dave McDonald, Associate Provost, WOU
    • Phillip Rodgers, Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship, PSU

Monday, May 13, 2013, House Committee on Business & Labor, SB 264 (definition managerial employee)

Monday, May 13, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Developemnt, SB 267, title change of OSBHE President to Chairperson

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Friday, May 10, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Capital Construction, OUS Capital Construction Presentation

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dr. Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

Friday, May 10, House Committee on Rules, HB 2669 (interns)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Thursday, May 9, Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, HB 2158 (tuition benefits for veterans)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS
    • Jan Lewis, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget Operations

Wednesday, May 8, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, informational hearing, dual credit

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies

Tuesday, May 7, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, HB 2150 (charter schools)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Tuesday, May 7, House Committee on Veterans’ Services and Emergency Preparedness, SB 598 (911 emergency reporting)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Tuesday, May 7, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 2152 (higher education employees), SB 598A

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Friday, April 26, 2013, House Committee on Education, informational hearing, Secretary of State audit report, OUS

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Kirk Schueler, Director, OSBHE
    • Mark Weiss, President, WOU
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
    • Dr. Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, OUS

Thursday, April 25, 2013, House Committee on Veterans’ Services and Emergency Preparedness, HB 4059 (credit for prior learning)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, House Committee on Business and Labor, SB 268 (PERS abandoned accounts), SB 269 (ORP for administrative and academic employees, SB 264 (Managerial employee exemptions)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony (SB 268 and SB 269)
    • Dr. Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, OUS
  • Testimony (SB 264)
    • Brian Caufield, Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment, OUS

Thursday, April 18, 2013, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, SB 270

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, House Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 3120

Wednesday, April 17, House Committee on Consumer Protection, HB 3116 (contracting)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony
    • Hillary Bounds, Director of Contracting and Procurement
    • Ryan Hagemen, Legal Counsel
    • Drew Hagedorn, Tonkon Torp

Monday, April 15, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, Informational Meeting, Achievement Compacts

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Dr. Ed Ray, President, OSU
    • Dr. Rudy Crew, Chief Education Officer

Friday, April 12, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, work session

Thursday, April 11, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, SB 270 (institutional boards), ORS 30.264 (internships and risk insurance)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony (SB 270)
    • Dr. Mike Gottfredson, President, UO
  • Testimony (ORS 30.264)
    • Ellen Holland, Chief Risk Officer, OUS

Wednesday, April 10, House Committee on Business & Labor, HB 2669 (interns)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Wednesday, April 10, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2742

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Tuesday, April 9, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, SB 265 (revenue bonds), SB 266 (financing agreements)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Mike Green, Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration , OUS

April 5, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 3025, (University Governance)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony (shared services):
    • George Pernsteiner, former Chancellor, OUS

April 4, 2013, Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, SB 802 (Veterans tuition)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

April 3, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2838 (Pay Forward Pay Back); HB 3472 (tuition freeze); HB 2995 (demographic data)

  • Agenda
  • Testimony (HB 2838):
    • Dr. Wim Wiewel, President, PSU
  • Testimony (HB 2995):
    • CM Hall, Project Coordinator, WOU
    • Lindsey Wilkinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, PSU
    • Steven Lighter, graduate student , OSU

April 3, 2013, House Committee on Business and Labor, HB 2669

 
March 27, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 5031, OUS Presentations
March 26, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 5031, OUS Presentations
  • Agenda
  • Powerpoint Presentations (Education Continuum: Serving PK-20 Students Through Collaboraitons, Oregon GEAR UP, Education Wrap-Up)
  • Testimony (Engineering and Technology Industry Council: ETIC)
    • Dick Knight, retired technology executive
  • Testimony (Education Continuum: Serving PK-20 Students Through Collaborations)
    • Jilma Meneses, J.D., Chief Diversity Officer, PSU
  • Education Wrap-Up
    • Matthew Donegan, President, OSBHE
    • Paul Kelly, J.D., Chair, Governance and Policy Committee, OSBHE
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
March 25, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 5031, OUS Presentations
  • Agenda
  • Powerpoint Presentations (Capital Construction Program, Growing Jobs and Transforming Oregon's Economy, Statewide Public Services, ETIC)
  • Testimony (OUS Operating Budget, continued, and OUS Capital Construction)
    • Dr. Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, OUS
  • Testimony (Growing Jobs and Transforming Oregon's Economy)
    • Dr. Lynda Ciuffetti, Director, OSBHE; Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU
    • Ryan Jenson, PSU doctoral student
  • Testimony (Oregon Statewide Public Services)
    • Dr. Ed Ray, President, OSU
    • Kay Coba, Department of Agriculture
March 21, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 5031, OUS Presentations
  • Agenda
  • Powerpoint Presentations (OUS Operating Budget: Driving Outcomes, Accountability for Student Success, Student Access and Affordability)
  • Testimony (follow-up questions, OUS Overview)
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
  • Testimony (Education Innovation and Leadership, Access and Affordability)
    • Dr. Mary Cullinan, President, SOU
    • Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies, OUS
    • Carla Villanueva, UO student, Pathway Oregon participant
  • Testimony (Achievement Compacts)
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
    • Dr. Jim Middleton, Director, OSBHE, President, Central Oregon CC
  • Testimony (OUS Operating Budget)
    • Dr. Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, OUS
March 20, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, HB 5031, OUS presentations
  • Agenda
  • Powerpoints Presentations (Contributing to Oregon's Vitality, Diverse Missions of OUS Institutions, Education Innovation and Leadership)
  • Testimony (OUS Overview, Contributing to Oregon's Vitality)
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor, OUS
    • Dr. Emily Plec, Director, OSHBE; Professor of Communication Studies, WOU
  • Testimony (Diverse Missions of OUS Institutions
    • Dr. Mike Gottfredson, President, UO
    • Dr. Bob Davies, President, EOU

March 15, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2149 (institutional boards)

March 14, 2013, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, SB 702 (OOG funds to STEM majors)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

March 13, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, cost drivers, HB 3015, HB 3175

  • Agenda
  • Testified (cost drivers in education):
  • Testified (HB 3015)
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

March 13, 2013, House Committee on Rules, HB 3175 (voter registration access)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Dr. Joe Holliday, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives

March 11, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2979 (common course numbering), HB 2970 (requirements for associate transfer degrees), HB 2636 work session (STEM Investment Council)

  • Agenda
  • Testified (HB 2979 and HB 2970)
    • Dr. Joe Holliday, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives

March 11, 2013, House Higher Education, HB 3272 (Oregon's Best and Brightest STEM Loan Forgiveness Program)

  • Agenda
  • Testified
    • Dr. Chris Maples, President, Oregon Tech

Friday, March 8, 2013, House Committee on Education, HB 2743 (regarding establishing task force on high school and transition success for students with disabilities)

  • Agenda
  • Testified
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

Thursday, March 7, 2013, Senate Committee on Business and Transportation, SB 241 (regarding research and commercialization)

  • Agenda
  • Testified for OUS:
    • Dr. Melody Rose, Chancellor, OUS
  • Testified on RAIN (research administration information network)
    • Kim Epsy, University of Oregon
    • Rick Spinad, University of Oregon

March 1, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2898 (credit opportunities for students with disabilities), HB 2742 (non-standard diplomas or GEDs), informational meeting on university governance

  • Agenda
  • Testified on 2898
    • Dr. Joe Holliday, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives, OUS
  • Testified on HB 2742
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

February 28, 2013, Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, SB 265 and SB 266 (bonding and financing agreements), SB 267 (name change from President to Chair of OSBHE)

  • Agenda
  • Testified on SB 265 and 266
    • Mike Green, Controller, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
  • Testified on SB 267
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

February 28, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, informational hearing on HECC and overview of policy areas including Western Governor's University, textbook affordability, and Credit for Prior Learning

February 28, 2013, House Committee on Veterans Services and Emergency Preparedness, Affairs, HB 2157 (college level examination program for veterans)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Heather McCambly, Policy Assistant, OUS

February 27, 2013, Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommitte on Education, informational meeting on education organization and reform

  • Agenda
  • Testified on data and Project Alder
    • Bob Kieran, Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Planning, OUS

February 27, 2013, House Committee on Business and Labor, HB 2675 (prevailing wage)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Ryan Hageman, Legal Counsel, OUS
    • Hillary Bounds, Director of Contracting and Purchasing, OUS
    • Drew Hagedorn, Tonkon Torp, on behalf of OUS

February 27, 2013, Senate Committee on Rules, SB 268 and SB 269, (related to PERS accounts and ORP)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • George Pernsteiner, Chancellor, OUS
    • Denise Yunker, Human Resources Director,OUS
    • Nathan Klinkhammer, Retirement Plans Administrator, OUS

February 26, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2636 (STEM investment council) and HB 2838 ("Pay it Forward, Pay it Back")

  • Agenda
  • Testified (on HB 2636):
    • Jill Eilland, OSBHE
    • Eric Meslow, Chair, ETIC
    • Lita Colligan, Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Oregon Tech

Friday, February 22, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2339 (proposed merger of OHSU and PSU) and broader discussion

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Dr. Wim Wiewel, President, PSU
    • Dr. Chris Maples, President, OIT

February 21, 2013, House Committee on Veterans Services and Emergency Preparedness, Affairs, HB 2160 (supporting campus veterans service officers)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Dr. Joe Holliday, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives, OUS

February 20, 2013, House Committee on Business and Labor, HB 2654 (social media)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

February 18, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, HB 2537 and HB 2647 (lists of degrees/certificates that compare costs, degrees, other factors by discipline)

  • Agenda
  • Tesfied:
    • Bridget Burns, Chief of Staff, OUS

February 15, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, Informational Hearing (Higher Education 101)

February 13, 2013, House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, House Bill 2787 (Tuiition Equity)

February 8, 2013, Senate Committee on General Government, Consumer, and Small Business Protection, Senate Bill 264 (PECBA Mangerial Employee Definition)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • Brian Caufield, Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment, OUS

Febuary 7, 2013, Senate Committe on Higher Education and Workforce Development, Senate Bill 270 (Institutional Boards)

  • Agenda
  • Testified:
    • George Pernsteiner, Chancellor, OUS
    • Matt Donegan, President, OSBHE

February 5, 2013, Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development, Senate Bill 222 (Accelerated Curriculum & College Credit Opportunities)