Dana Richardson
Executive Director

Dana Richardson brings a depth of experience in policy, legal, governance and communication issues to the Oregon Council of Presidents. As executive director, she supports its work to coordinate legislative, advocacy, communications and operational matters for the seven public universities, and affiliate member Oregon Health & Science University. She works with the presidents and their leadership teams to advance their collective goals of serving the students and the citizens of the state of Oregon as high quality public universities.

Previously, Dana served as Deputy Director for the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) where she was responsible for the commission’s legislative policy and funding agenda, strategic direction and collaboration among all sectors of higher education in Oregon. Prior to joining the HECC, she worked in the Oregon State Legislature as legislative director for the Senate President’s Office, and as the committee administrator for the House and Senate Education Committees. Before her time at the state capitol, Dana served as an education policy advisor to Washington Governor Christine Gregoire and as an assistant athletic director at the University of Washington. She earned a law degree from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.

Ellie Boggs
Executive Assistant

Ellie Boggs provides administrative, legislative and communications support to the Oregon Council of Presidents and the executive director, and manages the daily operations of the council. Previously, Ellie served as a legislative assistant to Senator Richard Devlin, where she managed all aspects of his legislative office, including policy, constituent relations, event coordination and scheduling. She also worked on his 2014 re-election campaign to the Oregon Senate and 2016 campaign for Oregon Secretary of State. Ellie graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism, with an emphasis in public relations.