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Oregon Student Access Commission

Josette Green, Executive Director

Vic Nunenkamp, Director

Don Charlton, Director

February 1, 2012

Oregon student access commission formerly oregon student assistance commission
Oregon Student Access Commission(formerly Oregon Student Assistance Commission)


To create a college-going culture for all Oregonians by providing access through information, mentoring, and financial support.


An organization of innovation and excellence in a leading college-going state.


  • Responsible Risk Taking

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Partnership

  • Stewardship

  • Leadership

  • Excellence

  • Responsiveness






Post- secondaryEducation or Training



Osac organizational chart
OSAC Organizational Chart


Josette Green


Lacie Morgan

Executive Assistant


Don Charlton

Director of Administrative Services

Vic Nunenkamp

Director of Scholarships and Access

Vickie Potoski

Management Assistant



Fed &State Programs



And there is more
And there is more….

  • A new website:


  • A new scholarship application:

    Roll out began Nov. 1, 2011 and will be completed by Sept. 1, 2012.


ASPIRE(Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is Oregon’s mentoring program for middle school and high school students that began in 1998.

Today ASPIRE serves students in 137 sites.

Every student receives one-on-one mentoring and leaves high school with a purpose and a “plan of choice” to begin executing now for long-term success.


Every student receives one-on-one mentoring in middle school and high school

and leaves high school with a purpose and a “plan of choice” to begin executing now

for long-term success!

  • $1950 flat award

  • All students all sectors receive the same amount

  • One time – one date for award notification to schools

  • OSAC will notify students directly of the award

  • All other policies remain the same

Oregon Opportunity Grant


HB 3471- Priority OOG for Foster Youth

  • Chaffee Grant

  • Child Care Grant

  • FAFSA Volume to date 12-13

  • OOG Survey Results


Programs and Information


Every student has adequate finances so that college is affordable, debt is minimized and the student graduates as a positive contributor to a strong Oregon economy.

New considerations for fa policy
New Considerations for FA Policy

  • Financial Aid is an economic development plan

  • Equity is vital

  • Student loan debt is excessive

  • 40/40/20 is a major goal for Oregon

  • Solutions are inspiring, exciting and understandable

New ideas of affordability
New Ideas of Affordability

  • Daly Fund of Lake County

    Creates College Going Culture with a 90 year old scholarship.

  • Promise Programs – nationwide

  • State increase the Oregon Opportunity Grant so that first two years of education are fully funded using the Shared Responsibility Model.

Legislative activity 2012
Legislative Activity 2012

  • OSAC has increased legislative involvement.

  • OSAC is seen as a necessary contributor to 40/40/20.

  • OEIB will be reviewing all education commissions/boards to ensure the functions are maintained but the form may change in an effort to reduce boards.

  • Minimal OSAC impact (scholarship for STEM, combining degree authorizing entities) for 2012 session.

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Josette Green, Executive Director

  • Vic Nunenkamp, Director of Scholarships and Access Programs

  • Don Charlton, Director of Administrative Services