Mr. George Pernsteiner served as president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) from September 2013 until August 2017, after serving nine years as chancellor of the seven-campus Oregon University System. SHEEO is the national association of the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education. Previously, Mr. Pernsteiner served as vice chancellor for administrative services at the University of California, Santa Barbara; vice president for finance and administration at Portland State University; and vice provost and chief financial officer at the University of Oregon. He also served in other roles in the Oregon chancellor’s office, which he joined in 1989 after a career in local government in Seattle. He has taught at Portland State University, the University of Puget Sound, and the University of Oregon.
Mr. Pernsteiner earned his BA degree from Seattle University and his MPA from the University of Washington.