Charles Triplett serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Higher Education and Oregon University System Chancellor, and is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet. In the role of Secretary, Charles provides all essential support for the work of the Board, its Officers, and Committees, maintaining primary responsibility for developing and implementing Board and Committee work plans and for coordinating associated meetings, including agendas and content. The Secretary certifies official acts of the Board, ensures compliance with Oregon public meetings law, and serves as the official spokesperson, information source, and liaison on Board matters. In conjunction with his work as Board Secretary, Charles also coordinates policy and revision compliance for the Board, convenes the OUS Policy Council, and serves as the OUS public records officer.
Prior to his role as Board Secretary, Charles served in the OUS Strategic Programs and Planning Division as the OUS Performance Program Manager. As such, his responsibilities included: developing a system-wide performance measurement framework for reporting performance data to the Board, Legislature, and general public; collecting, analyzing, and reporting national, system, and campus performance data; ensuring compliance with legislative and Board mandates regarding performance reporting; and monitoring national and regional trends in performance management, benchmarking, and peer studies.
Charles Triplett earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Radford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Portland State University.