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Scott Vignos, J.D.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Scott Vignos joined Oregon State University in October 2015 and has served as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Institutional Diversity since July 2016.
Scott has an enduring passion for justice through action. Scott practiced law in San Francisco at an international law firm and maintained a wide-ranging pro bono practice representing clients seeking asylum in the United States. During his legal training, he worked at the East Bay Community Law Center, representing low-income and formerly-incarcerated residents of Oakland and Alameda County, and as an advocate at the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, representing clients in all phases of removal and asylum proceedings.
Transitioning to a career in higher education, Scott served as Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach at UC Davis School of Law. At UC Davis, he directed the law school's state-wide outreach and pipeline development programs seeking to increase the representation, retention and success of first-generation and low-income students in law school and the legal profession. He also partnered with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic to conduct legal research on novel immigration law issues.
Scott earned his J.D. from UC Davis School of Law where he was a California Bar Foundation Public Interest Fellow. Scott earned his B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., where he majored in Sociology and Anthropology. He currently serves on the Corvallis Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board, UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Advisory Board, and as an Alumni Champion for the East Bay Community Law Center.
Pamela Johnson joined the Office of Institutional Diversity in April 2016. Before coming to Oregon State University, she worked in bookstores for 15 years in a variety of positions, starting as a bookseller at Borders Books and Music in Naperville, Ill., and being promoted to assistant manager at Borders Stores in Salem and Corvallis. Most recently she was the Events & Marketing Coordinator at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis.
Pamela earned her B.A. in Journalism at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She has a lifelong love of stories and books, and is working to complete her own novel. With a strong belief that everybody has a story, and that by sharing our stories we can learn from each other and connect, she is excited to be working at Oregon State with so many different people.