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 January 2023.
Current Adult Executive Board Vacancies | Interest Form
- Alumni Representative (1)
- At-Large Representative (1)
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
Keelie Daquilanto, Oregon Community Foundation, Alumni Representative, Board Chair
Kelsey Bowers, PPS – Teacher Mentor, Metro Representative – East
Malory Turner, Scappoose Middle School, Mid-Level Representative
Dave Rohrman, Hermiston High School, Eastern Representative
Corey Hedger, Scappoose High School, Northwest Representative
Cameron Broome, La Pine High School, Central Representative
Sengdaloune Smith, Intel Corporation, Alumni Representative
Nic Kemper, Fleming Middle School, Southern Representative
Scott Thomas, Century High School, Metro Representative – West
Crystal Taylor Hinds, Toledo Jr./Sr. High School, Midwest Representative
Brittany Cornett, Goumi Kids, Alumni Representative
Krista Jansen, Cascade High School, At-Large Representative
Vacant, Affiliation, Alumni Representative
Vacant, Affiliation, At-Large Representative
Student Executive Council
Gracie Chaffee, Canby High School, SEC President
Raymond Seng, Mountainside High School, At-Large Representative
Grace Peterson, Oregon Charter Academy, At-Large Representative
B Genduso, Century High School, Metro Representative – West
Patricia Campbell, Canby High School, Metro Representative – East
Gisselle Rivera, Hermiston High School, Eastern Representative
Cesar Flores, McMinnville High School, Northwest Representative
Jay Riggs, Taft 7-12 High School, Midwest Representative
Caylie Grande, Ridgeview High School, Central Representative
McKenna Tenney, Henley High School, Southern Representative
Hans Webb, Pacific High School, Mid-Level 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;
- ensure equitable access to programming and events for students or advisers of color and other underrepresented groups;
- 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.
- Kelsey Bowers (Facilitator)
- Miles Palacios (ex-officio)
- Emma Dozier (Alumni)
- Ali Herrera (Alumni)
- Jessica Shanyfelt (Educator)
- Ji Reichle (Alumni)
- Kennedy Phillips (Student)
- Raymond Seng (SEC)
- Brittany Cornett (OASC Alumni Committee Chair)
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.
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?
Multnomah County (West of the Willamette River)
Clackamas County (West of the Willamette River)
Multnomah County (East of the Willamette River)
Clackamas County (East of the Willamette River)
Hood River County
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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.
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.