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Trump tax scheme attacks nonprofit colleges, hurts neediest students

SALEM, Ore. – Provisions in the new tax cut plan will be devastating to students at Oregon’s independent colleges and universities.






Governor Brown appoints Alliance President to Oregon Innovative Council

PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown appointed Kristen Grainger, President of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (“The Alliance”) to the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) effective July 1, 2017.











Governor Kate Brown Declares July 24-28 Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown declares July 24-28, 2017 Oregon Private College Week.











“E3 – Earn, Educate, Empower” Leverages Student Savings to Increase Degree Attainment, Reduce Borrowing

PORTLAND, Ore – The Alliance, in partnership with CASA of Oregon, announce the launch of a new matched college savings program, “E3 – Earn, Educate, Empower.”











The Alliance Awards Two Grants to Fund Collaborative Undergraduate Conservation Research

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance awards two $15,000 grants for undergraduate conservation research to the University of Portland for projects partnering with George Fox University, Portland General Electric, and NW Natural.











The Alliance to Sponsor Annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (CECLC).











The Alliance to Host Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Prospective students are invited to participate in Oregon Private College Week from July 24–28, 2017, hosted by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance).











Kristen Grainger Named President of the Oregon Alliance of Independent College and Universities

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Alliance Board of Directors are very pleased to announce that Kristen Grainger has been named successor to Ron Saxton as Alliance president.











Oregon Private College Week Camp Helps Rural, Low-Income Students “Find The Right Fit”

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon GEAR UP and The Alliance partner to bring high school students from across the state for one-week camp.











Governor Kate Brown Declares July 25-29 as Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has declared July 25-29, 2016 to be Oregon Private College Week.











The Alliance to Sponsor Annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2016 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (CECLC).











The Alliance Awards Three Grants to the University of Portland to Fund Collaborative Undergraduate Conservation Research

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance awards three $15,000 grants for undergraduate conservation research to the University of Portland for projects partnering with George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Portland General Electric, NW Natural, and City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services











Ron Saxton Named President of the Oregon Alliance of Independent College and Universities

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Alliance Board of Directors are very pleased to announce that Ron Saxton has been named successor to Dr. Larry D. Large as Alliance president.











President Obama and Governor Brown Proclaim November is College Application Month

The White House and Oregon GEAR UP unveil new resources to help students access higher education











The Alliance to Sponsor The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance (Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 13th Leadership Summit of the Oregon Business Plan.











The Alliance to Host Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Prospective students are invited to participate in Oregon Private College Week from July 25–29, 2016, hosted by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance).











The Alliance Distributes $29,400 in UPS Scholarships to Oregon Private Nonprofit Colleges & Universities

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance Distributes $29,400 in UPS Scholarships to twelve Oregon Private Nonprofit Colleges & Universities.











Northwest Christian University Becomes Member of The Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore. – Northwest Christian University is the newest campus member of The Alliance as of July 1.











Alliance Releases Report on the Matched College Savings Program

PORTLAND, Ore. – Evaluation confirms MCSP’s success in supporting student access and attainment for low-income Oregonians at Alliance member colleges and universities.











Oregon Private College Week Camp Helps Rural, Low-Income Students “Find The Right Fit”

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon GEAR UP and The Alliance partner to bring high school students from across the state for one-week camp.











Governor Kate Brown Declares August 3 – 7 as Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has declared August 3-7, 2015 to be Oregon Private College Week.











Alaska Airlines Keeps Alliance Colleges & Universities Flying in 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – Alaska Airlines officials generously contribute 90 tickets for use by Alliance member colleges & universities in 2015.











The Alliance Matched College Savings Program – Helping Students Acquire Key Economic Asset

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance MCSP has assisted over 200 students acquire economic self-sufficiency through savings and investment, coupled with the development of human capital.











Educational Advertising Award Given to Alliance Project

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance and CMBell Company receive a Merit Award in the 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards Competition.











The Alliance to Host Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Prospective students are invited to participate in Oregon Private College Week from August 3 – 7, hosted by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance).











Kevin Carroll to Keynote Alliance Scholarship Luncheon

PORTLAND Ore. – Kevin Carroll, noted author, speaker and agent for social change will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Alliance Scholarship Luncheon.











The Alliance to Sponsor Annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2015 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (CECLC).











Happy Holidays From The Alliance!

May your season be filled with joy and peace. Happiest of holidays from The Alliance.











Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

May this Thanksgiving holiday give you many reasons to be grateful.











The Alliance Awards $15,000 Grant for Undergraduate Conservation Research

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance awards $15,000 grant for undergraduate research to the University of Portland for project that partners with George Fox University and Portland General Electric.











The Alliance to Sponsor The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance (Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 13th Leadership Summit of the Oregon Business Plan.











The Alliance Distributes $26,675 in UPS Scholarships to Oregon Private Nonprofit Colleges & Universities

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance Distributes $26,675 in UPS Scholarships to eleven Oregon Private Nonprofit Colleges & Universities.











The Alliance Board of Trustees Elect New Board Chair & Trustees

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance Board of Trustees Elect New Board Chair & Trustees at Annual Meeting.











Alliance President on National Panel Discussing the Future of Independent Higher Education

PORTLAND, Ore. – Larry Large, president of The Alliance, participated in the recent meeting of the national steering committee of college and university presidents that met to begin to assess the future of independent colleges.











The Alliance Receives Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance has been awarded an $25,000 challenge grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to expand its successful Matched College Savings Program.











Oregon’s Best College Town?

Oregon’s Best College Town? It’s Forest Grove (with a McMinnville qualifier).











Corban University Becomes Member of The Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore. – Corban University becomes the newest campus member of The Alliance on July 1.











Oregon Private College Week Featured in Local Media

PORTLAND, Ore. – Larry Large, Alliance President discusses Oregon Private College Week on local public affairs program.











Dr. Larry D. Large Named to Steering Committee on the Future of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges

PORTLAND, Ore. – Large D. Large has been named to a steering committee of college and university presidents that will assess the future of independent colleges.











Governor John Kitzhaber Declares July 28 – August 1 as Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has declared July 28-August 1, 2014 to be Oregon Private College Week.











The Alliance to Host Oregon Private College Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – Prospective students are invited to participate in Oregon Private College Week from July 28 – August 1, hosted by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance).











The Alliance to Sponsor Annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (CECLC).











The Alliance Partners with American Student Assistance

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance and participating member institutions Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Warner Pacific College have partnered with American Student Assistance to provide SALT programming to students and alumni.











Alliance Adds Funding to Matched College Savings Program

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance is pleased to announce that the Matched College Savings Program (MCSP) currently has funding to enroll sixty-(60) income-eligible students in the program.











Joint Statement on Release of NCTQ Ratings of Teacher Preparation Programs in Oregon

Joint Statement on Release of NCTQ Ratings of Teacher Preparation Programs in Oregon











The Liberal Arts and Oregon’s Economy

The Liberal Arts and Oregon’s Economy











A Conversation with the Region’s Private Nonprofit College & University Leaders

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Alliance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Portland Business Alliance’s February Forum – A Conversation with the Region’s Private, Nonprofit College & University Leaders.











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