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Cheryl Myers

Cheryl Myers


Chief of Staff
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission


As the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission's chief of staff, Myers oversees operations, communications and outreach, organization and cultural structure, staff development and legislative and policy relations for Oregon post-secondary education. Her background includes economic and organizational development, knowledge of Oregon business needs, and a history of assisting organizations to construct equitable cultures and embed collaborative practices. Cheryl most recently served as a senior policy advisor on Governor Kitzhaber's cabinet as the director of economic and business equity and has two decades of private sector business ownership. A lifetime Oregonian, she is deeply committed to community; she contributed eight years as an elected school board member for Oregon's fifth largest school district and currently serves on numerous local and national nonprofit boards.