About the Oregon Council of Presidents


The Oregon Council of Presidents (OCOP) is a voluntary association comprised of the Presidents of Oregon’s eight public universities. OCOP was formed in 2016 to foster coordination and collaboration among the Oregon public university presidents and other university officials.

While each public university in Oregon has its own Governor-appointed board with governance authority, the universities share many common interests, perspectives and objectives that can be best addressed when the universities speak with one voice. OCOP strives to be that voice and to serve as a key resource for policymakers on issues affecting higher education.

OCOP seeks to ensure effective sharing of resources, knowledge, best practices and advocacy and avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts. By coordinating initiatives and activities common to the public universities, OCOP fosters connections among the institutions as well as other partners in education, research, economic development and public services.

Learn about Oregon’s public universities

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Oregon Institute of Technology
Southern Oregon University
Portland State University
University of Oregon
Western Oregon University
Eastern Oregon University