Meet the Staff

Lita Colligan

Lita Colligan, Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Government Relations


As Associate Vice President, Lita is responsible for developing partnerships to advance Oregon Tech’s academic plans and strategic priorities. She represents Oregon Tech on industry and community boards, and serves as the University's advocate on industry, government, and economic development issues with both internal and external stakeholders. Lita also works closely with faculty to increase the competitiveness of sponsored projects and grants by connecting them to business partners and research opportunities. Lita serves on Oregon Tech’s executive team.

Prior to joining Oregon Tech in 2007, Lita was Oregon Governor Kulongoski’s Workforce Policy Advisor. Ms. Colligan's primary responsibility was developing policies and programs to fulfill the Governor’s vision for high-quality education and skills training to catalyze Oregon’s economic growth. She focused primarily on the manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy industries. Lita enjoys bicycling, hiking, traveling, photography, and cooking.

Brittany Miles

Brittany Miles, Academic Support Specialist


As Industry Outreach Coordinator, Brittany is responsible for collaborating with private and public technology innovators to develop partnerships for Oregon Tech related to energy. She is responsible for connecting Oregon Tech’s faculty to opportunities that enhance research, keep curriculum cutting-edge, and develop Oregon Tech’s consortium partners. Brittany works with engineering firms to design advanced training for engineering students through stipend supported internships. Brittany also represents Oregon Tech at a variety of smart-grid and renewable energy associations and conferences.

Prior to working at Oregon Tech Brittany managed political campaigns. Her most recent success was managing Ways and Means Co-chair Richard Devlin’s campaign. She worked with the candidate, senate leadership, consultants, and pollsters to design and implement the winning strategy. Brittany enjoys skiing, surfing, and gardening.