About Now4 OSU-Cascades
Now4 OSU-Cascades is a coalition of community members, businesses, and organizations working to expand the OSU-Cascades campus in the heart of Bend. Led by former educator Janie Evey Teater and business leader Amy Tykeson, the coalition supports the expansion of the four-year university that will provide access to affordable higher education and a more stable economy. With the goal of accommodating 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025, OSU-Cascades will need to continue to grow and expand in order to support its students and faculty and meet state educational attainment goals.
For and Why
In September 2016, OSU-Cascades celebrated it’s grand opening in Bend. It was born out of a 30-year community effort to bring a university to Central Oregon. The OSU-Cascades Campus is the first university campus to open in Oregon in more than 50 years and it serves students in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Before the opening of OSU-Cascades, Bend had been the largest metropolitan area in Oregon without a four-year university.
Amy C. Tykeson
Co-Founder, Now4 OSU-Cascades, Retired CEO, BendBroadband
As president and CEO of BendBroadband, Amy built a highly regarded company known for technology leadership, customer service and corporate citizenry.
Jane Evey Teater
Retired Educator and Reading Specialist
Partner, Ashford & Associates, LLP
Harold is a CPA with Ashford & Associates, LLP in Bend and has over 40 years of professional experience. His firm is a full-service accounting firm specializing in business consulting and tax preparation.
Chief Executive Officer, Five Talent Software, Inc.
Preston is CEO of Five Talent Software. Based in Bend, Oregon since 2004, the company creates and deploys applications for clients throughout the United States.
Managing Partner, Arve Capitol Management
Doug is a partner with Arve Capital Management and an angel investor. He and his wife, Daisy, are the co-founders of Kadix Systems, a management consulting firm focused on the federal government.
President, Madras Sanitary Services, Student at OSU-Cascades
Campus Expansion Advisory Committee/Healthcare Advisory Council Chair Former Chief Operating Officer, Bend Memorial Clinic
ASCC President, OSU-Cascades Student
Jordyn was born and raised in Central Oregon and is thrilled to see the OSU-Cascades campus growing. She is a senior studying Business Administration and has a passion serving students at Cascades.
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