Rebecca Mathern Biography

Rebecca Mathern, President of PACRAO, 2020Associate Provost and University Registrar at Oregon State University
President of PACRAO, 2020

Rebecca Mathern has been involved in higher education for over twenty years. She first learned to collaborate with academic leaders as a student government officer in college, she has served as Dean of Students at a very small non-profit technical school, Registrar of Portland Community College and is currently Associate Provost and University Registrar for Oregon State University. Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and continued there to earn an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree focused on organization development and human resources. She has her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University.

Rebecca has enjoyed presenting on a variety of topics for AACRAO, PACRAO, and OrACRAO, as well as Ellucian and AACRAO Tech. She has also served on program, local arrangement and nominations and elections committees for PACRAO prior to becoming involved on the executive board for PACRAO. Rebecca believes that much of her professional success is because of the many leaders before her who mentored, guided, and afforded her learning opportunities within our regional organization. She encourages others to become involved and part of the PACRAO family.