Jack Breen III

Chief Operating Officer
jack.breen [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5909

Strand Agriculture Hall

Strand Agriculture Hall 430C

170 SW Waldo Place

170 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR 97331


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Jack managed the Auxiliaries and Activities Business Center (AABC) and the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) at Oregon State University. In these roles, he supported teams of accounting and finance professionals that provide quality customer service, foster innovation, and support each other to meet the needs of the university. Jack collaborateed with others across OSU to listen to and address operational considerations. He recently completed a term on the OSU Fiscal Policy Committee and currently serves as a core project team member on the Division of Finance and Administration Business Operations Project.

Prior to his transfer to the UABC, Jack served the College of Agricultural Sciences from October 2005 to November 2016 as the Chief Business Officer/Chief Financial Officer. He also served as the Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences (AMBC) Business Center Manager from August 2010 to November 2016. Jack was a member of the leadership team working on mission and goals, strategies, and the overall administration of the College of Agricultural Sciences. He worked to develop effective relationships with his colleagues to understand and address their needs, including frequent collaborations with unit heads, office administrators, and other faculty and staff within the College of Agricultural Sciences. He worked alongside his colleagues to reduce the administrative burden on faculty and staff engaged in academic, research and outreach programs. With the advent of the OSU Business Center model, Jack led an early process to gather input and design the AMBC in a way that would benefit the College of Agricultural Sciences and the affected employees. Jack managed finance and human resource professionals with a particular focus on their well-being and career development. He became a Search Advocate in 2014 and has worked on analyses such as gender wage gap studies. Jack has applied his business expertise to facilitate the use of information technology systems such as DocuSign. He has performed detailed technical analyses, provided specific human resources advice, addressed specific transactional and audit considerations, and evaluated and implemented policy and process changes in these roles. He has worked closely with colleagues to address facility maintenance and development needs at unit locations and helped craft agreements such as the arrangement with Blue Mountain Community College for the Precision Irrigated Agriculture Facility at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center.

From 1986-1990, Jack held accounting and financial management positions at Pacific Bell in Sacramento, San Jose, and San Ramon California.

From 1990-2005, he held positions at the Oregon Public Utility Commission.  During the last six years of his tenure, he was the Program Manager of Electric Rates and Planning.  He managed a team of economists and analysts responsible for a number of program areas, including rate policies, electric industry restructuring, tariffs, energy efficiency, renewable resources, and cost analysis.

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