Mission

Provide leadership, resources and support that complement each student’s diverse academic experience to empower the exploration and pursuit of their future.
 

Vision

Students are met where they are to gain clarityconfidence and excitement about their unique and diverse future goals.

 

Values

We are student centered: Student success is central to our decision-making process.

We are a team: We pursue healthy and productive working relationships through open communication, mutual respect and celebration.

We value relationships: We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is critical for student success.

We listen: We practice respectful dialogue, seek input from different perspectives and find common ground.

We focus: We align our energy, strengths and resources to achieve our goals.

We are adaptable: We are resourceful, curious and see opportunity in order to adjust to new and changing circumstances.

 

Staff

Meghan Brandow

Assistant Director of Career Development
meghan.brandow@osucascades.edu
541-322-3157
Tykeson Hall 336

Credentials: 
M.S. in Human Resource Management; Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
B.S. in Sociology; Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Meghan has over five years of experience working in career development and spent four years working in the staffing industry before entering student affairs. Over the span of her career, she has developed and taught three undergraduate and graduate-level courses on career planning, job search strategies, and professional skill development, and specializes in career advising, resume development, programming, interview preparation, and personal branding. Outside of helping students navigate their unique career adventures, Meghan enjoys snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, and traveling with her family.


Jen Hoffmann

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
jen.hoffmann@osucascades.edu
Tykeson Hall 330
Schedule an appointment with Jen

Credentials: 
M.S. in Experiential Education; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
B.A. in Psychology; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Jen has almost 20 years of experience working in the experiential education field. She has taught at OSU-Cascades for the last five years in the Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership (TRAL) department. In addition to teaching, Jen has served as Executive Director for a nonprofit grant-making foundation that focuses on creating sustainable communities. She also serves on the Board of Directors at The Environmental Center in Bend. Outside of pursuing career passions, Jen loves to spend time with her family and dogs in nature, on her mountain bike or skis, and tending to her vegetable garden!


Jeremy Hansen

Cascades Edge Career Advisor
jeremy.hansen@osucascades.edu
Tykeson Hall 334
Schedule an appointment with Jeremy

Credentials:
B.A. in Philosophy; University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification 

With over 15 years of experience in education, Jeremy has honed his skills in the classroom as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at an international school, working with students from around the world. He also worked as an academic and behavioral coach for college students and young adults before accepting the position of career advisor at OSU-Cascades. Jeremy adds to his life experience by having lived abroad in Uppsala, Sweden and Seoul, South Korea. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys the company of the mountains, whether that is through hiking, camping, snowboarding or flying drones. 


Kim Vierra

Program Manager, College of Business
kimberly.vierra@osucascades.edu
541-706-2048
Tykeson Hall 328