2013 ORS § 351.715¹
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
  • members
  • confirmation

(1) There is established a Higher Education Coordinating Commission, consisting of nine voting members appointed by the Governor.

(2) The Governor shall appoint:

(a) One member from each of the five congressional districts in this state; and

(b) Four members of the general public.

(3) The Governor shall also appoint five nonvoting members to the commission. The Governor shall elicit recommendations for appointments made under this subsection from official student, faculty and nonfaculty staff organizations at community colleges and public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities). The five nonvoting members of the commission shall consist of:

(a) One student at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(b) One faculty member at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(c) One student at a community college in this state;

(d) One faculty member at a community college in this state; and

(e) One nonfaculty member of the staff from either a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) or a community college.

(4) The term of office of each voting member is four years and the term of office for each nonvoting member is two years. A member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(5) The Governor may at any time, for cause, remove any member of the board that the Governor has appointed, after notice and public hearing, but not more than three members shall be removed within a period of four years, unless it is for corrupt conduct in office.

(6) The appointment of voting members of the commission is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(7) A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [2011 c.637 §1; 2013 c.747 §4]

Note: The amendments to 351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission) by section 4, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 204, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission). (1) There is established a Higher Education Coordinating Commission, consisting of 15 members appointed by the Governor.

(2) The Governor shall appoint:

(a) One student at a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(b) One student at a community college in this state;

(c) At least one member from each congressional district in this state;

(d) At least four members who represent employers in Oregon, at least two of whom represent small employers and at least two of whom represent large employers; and

(e) At least one member who serves on a district school board as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions for chapter).

(3) The Governor shall solicit recommendations from the Speaker of the House of Representatives for at least three members and from the President of the Senate for at least three members.

(4) The Governor may appoint members who satisfy more than one of the qualifications for membership listed in subsection (2) of this section.

(5) The term of office of each member is four years, except that the term of office for the two student members is two years. A member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(6) The appointment of the commission is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(7) A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

Note: 351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission) to 351.735 (Duties and powers) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 351 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Section 6, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 6. Notwithstanding the term of office specified by ORS 351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission), of the voting members first appointed by the Governor after the effective date of this 2013 Act [August 14, 2013] to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission:

(1) Three shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2015.

(2) Three shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2016.

(3) Three shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2017. [2013 c.747 §6]

Note: Section 2, chapter 637, Oregon Laws 2011, provides:

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the term of office specified by ORS 351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission), of the members first appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission:

(1) Five, including the two student members, appointed for a term originally ending June 30, 2014, shall serve for a term ending on the date on which succeeding members are appointed pursuant to section 6 (1) of this 2013 Act [section 6 (1), chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013].

(2) Five appointed for a term originally ending June 30, 2015, shall serve for a term ending on the date on which succeeding members are appointed pursuant to section 6 (2) of this 2013 Act.

(3) Five appointed for a term originally ending June 30, 2016, shall serve for a term ending on the date on which succeeding members are appointed pursuant to section 6 (3) of this 2013 Act. [2011 c.637 §2; 2013 c.747 §5]

Note: The amendments to section 2, chapter 637, Oregon Laws 2011, by section 5, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 204, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the term of office specified by section 1 of this 2011 Act [351.715 (Higher Education Coordinating Commission)], of the members first appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission:

(1) Five, including the two student members, shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2014.

(2) Five shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2015.

(3) Five shall serve for a term ending June 30, 2016.