About
OTA
Leadership

The Oregon TRIO Association is a 501c3 organization that advocates on behalf of low-income and first-generation college students in the state of Oregon. 

 

OTA’s mission is to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students in higher education.

ORGANIZATIon
MEMBERSHIP

 

The Oregon TRIO Association is a member of the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP), which represents Region X TRIO programs in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Board of Directors

President – Christine Riehl

Clatsop Community College

President-Elect – Chris Mahan

Southern Oregon University

Secretary – Becky Attaway

Umpqua Community College

Treasurer – Linda Liu

Portland State University

District 1 – Troy Henri

Clatsop Community College 

District 2 – Zach Jones

Oregon Institute of Technology

District 3 – Summer Baber

Mt. Hood Community College

District 4 – Destiny Hunt

Umpqua Community College

District 5 – Hayley Gibbs

Chemeketa Community College

Communications Rep – Naomi McCreary

Southern Oregon University

OTA Fellow – Whillamina Wise

Southern Oregon University

Executive Director

Matt Bisek

Matt Bisek began working for TRIO programs in the Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search programs at Clatsop Community College in 2015 as an advisor.  Matt served as the treasurer of the Oregon TRIO Association (501(c)(3) non-profit) from 2018-2021 before taking on the position of Executive Director in September of 2021.  Currently, Matt serves on the Northwest Association of Education Opportunity Programs (NAEOP) and Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) Boards.  Matt also serves on the board of directors for the University of St. Francis Alumni Association (Joliet, IL).  

Matt is passionate about creating opportunities and removing barriers for first-generation and low-income students to pursue post-secondary education.  He strives to grow the state TRIO association model to be a conduit between the practitioners who work directly with students and those organizations & foundations that have resources and opportunities available to positively impact students’ lives.

 

executivedirector@oregontrio.org

(971) 988-9506

Christine Riehl

President

Chris Mahan

President-Elect