Hub Governance

Hub Structure and Roles


The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is comprised of over 60 cross-sector partners. The P\partners support the mission of the STEM Hub and provide input to the Leadership Council. See a list of Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners, on the Partners page of this website.

Leadership Council

Provides strategic direction, networking, advice, support, and oversight for Oregon Coast STEM Hub activities.  The Leadership Council supports the backbone staff. The Leadership Council consists of not fewer than nine or more than 15 leaders representing organizations of preK-14 education, industry and business, higher education, community organizations, workforce or economic development agencies, early learning, regional achievement collaboratives, agency and elected government officials, and tribes.

Provides input regarding the strategic direction of the Hub
Networks and builds relationships with new partners
Provides financial oversight for Hub activities
Promotes outreach and engagement of Hub activities

Executive Team

This body is comprised of four to five members of the Leadership Council. The Executive Team supports the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Director in implementing the work outlined by the Leadership Council, provides guidance and feedback in regards to any new business, maintains open communication with the full Leadership Council, provides input in planning agendas for the Leadership Council meetings, and facilitates the evaluation process for the Director.

Backbone Staff

The backbone currently includes a full time Director, Program Coordinator, and a part time Administrative Program Assistant. Backbone staff support the following for the STEM Hub: Governance and operations, communications, sustainability, networking, data support, equity, and program alignment. Oregon State University has been the fiscal agent for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub since October 2017. Meet the backbone staff.

Oregon Coast STEM Hub Impacts

Improve student/youth performance in STEM subjects.

  • Increase interest in and improve preparation for STEM careers
  • Increase proficiency in STEM concepts necessary to make personal and societal decisions
  • Create enhanced teaching capabilities by providing professional development opportunities

Implementation Strategies

Professional Development: Providing Professional Development (PD) for formal and informal educators and partners in effective instructional practices that focus on STEM integration, Project Based Learning (PBL) and community partnerships;

STEM Experiences: Supporting STEM learning experiences for students and other youth by providing connections to STEM professionals in the classroom and in the field, equipment and resources for carrying out STEM related activities, and opportunities for youth to showcase their designs and STEM projects;

Networking: Creating a STEM network of resources, programs, and professionals to support STEM learning for coastal students, including this website which serves as a clearinghouse or conduit for connecting business and community resources with educators, parents and youth.