The Operations Council develops guiding principles, policies and procedures that move campus infrastructure and operations toward fiscal, operational and environmental sustainability. The council serves as a forum for operations groups within OSU-Cascades.

Council Members

ASCC Representative
Casey Bergh
Lanell Garbini
Donna Harris
Terri Libert
Tania Mahood
Kristen Martin
Dianna McGinnis
Kate Moses
Nathan Moses
Brian Palmer
Steve Pitman (Chair)
Kelly Smith
Amy Snyder
Kelly Sparks
Lori Waters
Jordon Zardinejad


Accessibility Committee

Chair - TBA
Maribeth Erlich
Steve Pitman

Art on Campus Committee

Chair - TBA
Christine Coffin
Steve Pitman
Lauren Seiffert

Campus Safety Committee

The OSU-Cascades Safety Committee functions as a vital element of the Oregon State University Safety Program as required by Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The Committee reviews OSU-Cascades campus internal safety policies and procedures, encourages positive safety attitudes and performance, and serves as the forum for addressing issues affecting the health and safety of all campus faculty, staff, students and visitors.

The Safety Committee would like to encourage the OSU-Cascades community to provide feedback for the committee on safety policies, concerns, or comments.

Laurie Fletcher (Chair)
Scott Geddes
Daniel Miles
Steve Pitman
Kirsten Weiss
Wen Wick

Safety committees must perform the following activities:

  • Work with management to establish, amend or adopt accident investigation procedures that will identify and correct hazards.
  • Have a system that allows employees an opportunity to report hazards and safety and health related suggestions.
  • Establish procedures for reviewing inspection reports and for making recommendations to management.
  • Evaluate all accident and incident investigations and make recommendations for ways to prevent similar events from occurring.
  • Make safety committee meeting minutes available for all employees to review.
  • Evaluate management’s accountability system for safety and health, and recommend improvements. Examples include use of incentives, discipline, and evaluating success in controlling safety and health hazards.

Please contact the committee chair for copies of the minutes:

Laurie Fletcher

Teaching Lab Safety Committee

Pat Ball
Scott Geddes (Chair)

Sustainability Committee

Casey Bergh (Chair)
Christine Coffin
Ben McCraw
Steve Pitman
Ryan Scheirer
Kelly Smith
Brian Tanis
Kirsten Weiss