Chancellor George Pernsteiner is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Oregon University System and reports directly to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE). The Chancellor also serves as the agency head for the Department of Higher Education, the budgetary name for the OUS and as agency head, and may be invited to serve in the Governor's Cabinet. Chancellor Pernsteiner was appointed by the Board in June 2004 and began his service with OUS in July 2004.
The Chancellor is entrusted to carry out the policies of the board and act as its administrative officer. Functions include:
The Chancellor supervises a system administration leadership team (see contacts below) who, along with the campus leadership and councils, manages the work of the OUS. In addition, the Chancellor is regularly and routinely briefed by all Chancellor's Office department directors including the Executive Director of Internal Audit, who also reports to the Board. For more inforrmation on the work of the Chancellor's Office's Office in meeting statewide higher educaiton goals, go to About Chancellor's Office. For staff and department information, please go to the OUS Staff Directory or OUS Departments.
Senior staff whose functions are shared with the Board: