As OSU’s Chief Compliance Officer, Clay Simmons oversees programs designed to promote and maintain the University's culture of respect and honesty, build ethics consciousness into the daily activities of faculty and staff, and maintain the University’s compliance with the law in an increasingly complex higher education regulation environment. He directs the Office of University Compliance, which supports the University in six primary areas: risk assessment, policy management, training and general education, operational support, effort coordination, and monitoring of program effectiveness. Clay is the first point of contact for faculty and staff at OSU for ethics questions and guidance. He was instrumental in developing the compliance program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as Deputy Director of University Compliance Services prior to joining OSU. He holds a BA and MBA from Texas A&M University and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin. Clay’s assistant is Susie Barba.
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331