Oregon Tech President’s Council

To assist in the formulation, drafting, revision, recommendation, and maintenance of the Board's and University's policies, the Board directs the President to establish and maintain a policy council. The Oregon Tech President's Council (Council) will be convened by the President or President's designee on at least an annual basis.

The Council is a consultative, multi-functional group designed to provide valuable input and advice to the President on the categories of authority described in Board Policy. The Council has the following supplementary responsibilities:

  • Identify and seek solutions to problems crossing college jurisdictions.
  • Maximize the planning efforts of the institution.
  • Enhance the communication processes within the institution.

Council members are appointed by the President.

Council Membership


Provost/VP SEM, Chair Joanna Mott Academic Affairs
Vice President John Harman Finance & Administration
Vice President Erin Foley Student Affairs
Vice President Ken Fincher University Advancement
Vice Provost Abdy Afjeh Academic Affairs
AVP/CIO des. TBD Information Technology Services
Assoc. Vice President Sandi Hanan  Human Resources
Dean of ETM Tom Keyser Academic Affairs
Dean of HAS Dan Peterson Academic Affairs
Senate President Terri Torres Faculty Senate
Admin. Council Rep. Rebecca Burkeen University Development
ASOIT President, KF des. Finn Anders  
ASOIT President, PM Billy Kimmel  
Senior Exec. Asst., ex officio Adria Paschal President
Legal Counsel, ex officio David Groff University General Counsel
Secretary, ex officio Dierdre Harlan Academic Affairs


Recently Approved Policies
Policy No.  Title Effective Date
OIT-01-010 Violence Free Campus 08/17/22
OIT-01-011 Clery Act Policy -- Campus Safety and Security Reporting 08/17/22
OIT-25-010 Institutional Research Board for Use of Human and Animal Subjects in Research 08/17/22
2022-23 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are at 2:00 PM unless otherwise noted

October 20 cancelled - no agenda items

November 17

December 15 cancelled - no agenda items

January 19 -- rescheduled, TBD

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

June 15

Joanna Mott
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Strategic Enrollment Management

SN, Provost's Office

Dierdre Harlan
Executive Assistant AA/SEM

SN, Provost's Office