About Us

OASC Governance

A 21 member board governs the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC). Ten of the board members are secondary school teachers/advisers, administrators and/or alumni who are involved in activities. The Student Executive Council (SEC) comprises the other eleven board members: one State President, two At-Large Representatives, seven Regional Representatives and one appointed mid-level representatives. Our constitution was ratified in 1949 and last updated in August 2021.

Current Adult Executive Board Vacancies | Interest Form

  • Metro West Representative
  • Midwest Representative
  • Southern Representative

Executive Director, Miles Palacios
Miles has a vision and passion for student leadership, and for making OASC a stronger and more inclusive organization than we’ve ever been before. 


Adult Executive Board

Members

Malory Turner, Scappoose Middle School, Mid-Level Representative, Board Chair

Kelsey Bowers, PPS – Teacher Mentor, Metro Representative – East

Dave Rohrman, Hermiston High School, Eastern Representative

Corey Hedger, Scappoose High School, Northwest Representative

Cameron Broome, TBA, Central Representative

Keelie Daquilanto, Oregon Community Foundation, Alumni Representative

Sengdaloune Smith, Intel Corporation, Alumni Representative

Vacant, Affiliation, Southern Representative

Vacant, Affiliation, Metro Representative – West

Vacant, Affiliation, Midwest Representative

Student Executive Council

2021-22 Council

Opal Primozich, McMinnville High School, SEC President

Lianna Smith, Tualatin High School, At-Large Representative

Olivia Ross, Mountainside High School, At-Large Representative

Abby Steger, Sherwood High School, Metro Representative – West

Maddy Tuning, Yamhill Carlton High School, Northwest Representative

Grace Peterson, Oregon Charter Academy, Midwest Representative

Reese Evenhus, Ridgeview High School, Central Representative

Heavenly Coleman, Hermiston High School, Eastern Representative

Amara Lowe, Ashland Middle School, Mid-Level Representative

Vacant, High School, Metro Representative – East

Vacant, High School, Southern Representative

Equity & Inclusion


In the summer of 2020, OASC convened a committee led by advisers, students, and alumni of color charged with advising the labor of the Executive Director and Board in making this association more equitable and inclusive. They have since crafted an action plan for our organization with short-term and long-term recommended strategies and action steps to address areas within OASC identified as needing improvement — with the agency to address any other areas the committee determines. OASC staff and board will support and empower this committee.

The ongoing goals of the Equity & Inclusion Committee are to: 

  • expand diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-racism trainings and programming at OASC conferences, workshops and camps; 
  • advocate for OASC curriculum, programming and policies to be culturally informed by the BIPOC experience;
  • help OASC support school districts in improving the racial diversity among Oregon educators, leadership advisers, and leadership within the education system, and;
  • advise OASC in diversifying their leadership to have voices at the table more representative of the lived experiences of Oregon students, educators, and communities as a whole.
  • ensure equitable access to programming and events for students or advisers of color and other underrepresented groups;

Committee Members
  • Kelsey Bowers (Co-Facilitator)
  • Madi Montgomery (Co-Facilitator)
  • Miles Palacios (ex-officio)
  • Emma Dozier (Alumni)
  • Ali Herrera (Alumni)
  • Jessica Shanyfelt (Educator)
  • Maida Tahirkheli (Student)
  • Justin Low (Alumni, CAP Director)
  • Ji Reichle (Student | SEC ’20-’21)
  • Lianna Smith (Student | SEC ’21-’22)

Become an OASC Member School

Since 1949 the Oregon Association of Student Councils has helped thousands of student leaders. Founded with the purpose of leadership development, OASC helps students to improve their lives while learning to lead others through service, involvement, and action. Your membership fee of $150 for MS and $225 for HS a year includes:

  • Awards & Recognition Student Council Recognition Program for MS & HS. Adviser of the year awards too!
  • Professional Development Advisers can earn PDUs and grad credits by attending Conferences and Trainings.
  • Reduced Rates Member schools receive significantly reduced rates to OASC Events.
  • Summer Leadership Camp and year-round conferences for MS and HS students.
  • Network Private forum for advisers to problem solve, share ideas and collaborate.

Advisers can sign up their schools for membership here!

Member Regions

All of our member schools fall into one of our regions. Each of these regions are represented by a student elected to the Student Executive Council (SEC) each year at Fall Conference. Not sure which region your schools fall into?

Metro-West Region

Multnomah County (West of the Willamette River)

Clackamas County (West of the Willamette River)

Washington County

Metro-East Region

Multnomah County (East of the Willamette River)

Clackamas County (East of the Willamette River)

Northwest Region

Clatsop County

Columbia County

Tillamook County

Yamhill County

Eastern Region

Baker County

Gilliam County

Grant County

Harney County

Malheur County

Morrow County

Umatilla County

Wallowa County

Wheeler County

Southern Region

Coos County

Curry County

Douglas County

Jackson County

Josephine County

Klamath County

Lake County

Midwest Region

Benton County

Lane County

Linn County

Marion County

Lincoln County

Polk County

Central Region

Crook County

Deschutes County

Hood River County

Jefferson County

Sherman County

Wasco County

Our History

Since 1949 the Oregon Association of Student Councils has helped thousands of student leaders. Chances are, they helped you step out of your comfort zone or taught you a leadership skill you continue to use today. Founded with the purpose of leadership development, OASC helps students to improve their lives while learning to lead others through service, involvement, and action.

Alumni

We are incredibly grateful for our alumni who continue to give back year-after-year. Without them, almost anything we do would be impossible. See our Facebook and Instagram for upcoming opportunities and events.

Sponsors & Partners

The purpose of an OASC conference is to celebrate student and advisor accomplishments, educate and inform council/leadership groups on projects and opportunities for local service, learn new leadership skills, encourage networking and motivate leaders through powerful keynote presentations.  Exhibitor participation is an opportunity for student groups and exhibiting programs or products to connect and network.

Students and advisors attending an OASC conference are enthusiastically searching for programs and products that can be used in their efforts to promote school spirit, community service, citizenship and leadership development.  Additionally, these students are truly the top achievers on their campuses and are interested in programs and opportunities beyond their role as high school student leaders.

Oregon Association of Student Councils

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