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Higher Education Task Force

The Higher Education Task Force is a working group of Greater Portland Inc. It is comprised of representatives from regional public and private colleges and universities with the purpose of leveraging collective expertise and assets to advance regional economic development efforts and the competiveness of the Greater Portland region. 

The task force identifies unique and universal features among the participating higher education institutions in the areas of research capabilities, workforce development and training for industry, and technical expertise for marketing specific competencies from each institution to best position the network of assets as a distinct market strength.

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Meet our Higher Education Task Force:

Dan Dorsa
Senior Vice President for Research
Oregon Health and Science University

Erin Flynn
Associate Vice President for
Research and Strategic Partnerships
Portland State University

Bob Knight 
Clark College

Christine Portfors
Associate Vice Chancellor
for Research and Graduate Education
Washington State University Vancouver

Brian Wall 
Assistant Vice President
for Research,
Commercialization & Industry Partnerships
Oregon State University


If your higher education institution is interested in joining Greater Portland Inc’s task force, please contact Cara Rene, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations for more information. 

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