Paul J. Kelly, Jr, was appointed to the Oregon State Board of Paul Kelly, Jr.Higher Education in September 2007, and served as President of the Board from 2008 to 2011. Paul Kelly has worked as an attorney in law practice and in the corporate sector, and has been an active advocate through many education and community organizations and causes in Oregon. Recently retired from private practice with the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, Kelly's serves as an arbitrator and mediator of business, employment, and other matters. From 1987 to 2005, Kelly served in several positions at Nike, Inc., including general counsel and global director of public affairs. Prior to his 17 years at Nike, Kelly had a private law practice in Portland from 1977 to 1987, and served as executive director of the Multnomah County Legal Aid Service from 1973 to 1977.

Current Boards and entities on which Kelly serves include the Oregon School Funding Defense Foundation Board; Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Oregon Law Center Board; the American Arbitration Association's national and international rosters of commercial arbitrators Panel; U.S. Arbitration & Mediation of Oregon; Concordia University Foundation Board; and The Campaign for Equal Justice Advisory Committee. Prior Board work and other activities in which Kelly has been involved have included the Chalkboard Project, School Funding and Budget Accountability Group; the Oregon Business Association Board; the University of Oregon School of Law Dean's Council; the Oregon Business Council; and the Portland Business Alliance.

Mr. Kelly received an A.B. in English from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

His term expires in 2015.

Committees: Chair of the Governance & Policy Committee, and Delegation to the College Savings Board