About Us

The Oregon Association of Veteran School Certifying Officials (OrAVSCO) is dedicated to supporting those who assist Veterans participating in higher learning/education with the goal of obtaining the career of their choice. OrAVSCO is committed to serving the interests and needs of our Veterans by establishing an association of members who facilitate Veteran educational needs.

The desire for a state organization was conceptualized years prior to the development and launch of the OrAVSCO non-profit organization. In the Spring of 2015 the Executive Officers were chosen and the purpose of the organization defined.

OrAVSCO’s focus is to promote professional competency and efficiency. We will achieve this through; state and regional conferences, promotion of highly respectful and professional standards, and through the development of policies and ethical practices. We will provide opportunities to facilitate training, conceptualize new ideas, and provide support and information. In addition, OrVASCO will serve as a liaison between members and the State Approving Agency (SAA), Education Liaison Representatives (ELR), and Muskogee, Oklahoma Regional Office.

OrAVSCO will be governed by four Executive Officers and 5-7 Executive Board members. OrAVSCO members will be eligible to apply for a position on the Executive Board or run for a vacated Executive Officer position. Positions will be filled by a majority vote of the membership.

Executive Officers:
Nikki Johnson, President
Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.

Sherri Moore, Vice President
George Fox University, Newberg, OR.

Lauren Patterson, Communications Coordinator
The Art Institute of Portland, Portland OR.

Eboni Frederick-Pettway, Treasurer
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR.