In her capacity as vice chancellor, Dr. Vines was responsible
for OUS communications, public and media relations, alumni relations, public-private
sector partnerships, and economic and workforce development.
As coordinator of the Governor's Healthcare Workforce Initiative, Dr. Vines
works with the Governor's Office of Education and Workforce Policy to direct
and implement a coordinated statewide response to healthcare workforce issues.
She assesses current workforce education efforts in healthcare, prioritize
and implement recommendations from the legislative and prior governor's
task forces, and assist with the development of policy for the Governor's
Prior to September 2002, Vines was also board secretary for the OUS, responsible
for the conduct of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, including
its strategic planning efforts. Since August 2002, she has served as president
of the Oregon Science and Technology Park. Vines is currently a nursing
adjunct professor for Oregon Health & Science University and the University
of Portland and a community health adjunct professor for Portland State
University. Her book on women's health was just released and she is authoring
a book on the life of Junki Yoshida of Yoshida Group.
Dr. Vines currently serves as Oregon's representative to and was previously
chair (1997) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
She is also a member of this year's class of the American Leadership Forum
of Oregon. Additionally, she has served as a Portland Ambassador, member
of the Governor's Workforce Policy Cabinet, senior staff for the Oregon
Council for Knowledge and Economic Development, member of the Metropolitan
Economic Development Task Force, chair of the Oregon Technology Transfer
Committee, and Co-Chair of the Judging Committee for the International Science
and Engineering Fair 2004. Vines serves or served on the boards of the Regional
Alliance for Information Network Systems (RAINS), the Artists Repertory
Theatre, the Software Association of Oregon, the Oregon Bioscience Association,
the WICHE Mental Health Oversight Committee, and the Pacific Northwest International
Trade Association. She is owner and Chair of the board for Arnica Publishing.
Prior to her joining OUS in 1998, Dr. Vines served as the vice president
for academic development for the California State University Institute,
the entrepreneurial arm of the 23-campus system, developing public/private
partnerships and commercial ventures. Additionally, she served as the CSU
chief academic officer for the California Virtual University, and chair
of the Mission and Academic Policy Committee. Vines served as dean and professor
of the 4,000-student School of Health and director of the Division of Nursing
at CSU Dominguez Hills. She co-founded a school-based, family health center
in an economically deprived, largely Hispanic neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Prior to this, Dr. Vines developed the system-wide CSU Summer Arts program.
She was CSU representative on the California School-to-Career Task Force,
a member of the State Council on Vocational Education representing postsecondary
education, and the California Task Force on Families and Mental Illness.
She is also the co-founder and served as vice president of NEXT WAVE Learning
(CSU Project Literacy).
Before joining CSU, Vines served as one of 14 White House Fellows (out of
1200 applicants) in 1982-3 for President Reagan, and was special assistant
to the U.S. Secretary of Education. She also co-founded and was director
of the federal National Adult Literacy Initiative with First Lady Barbara
Bush from 1983-85.
Among other teaching positions, Dr. Vines has served on the faculty at Boston
University's School of Nursing for the Psychiatric/Community Mental Health
Graduate Program. She has taught psychiatric, pediatric, and medical surgical
nursing in California, New York, and Massachusetts; and she was a counselor
and psychotherapist in private practice in Boston and West Los Angeles.
Vines also held administrative and nursing positions at hospitals in New
York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and Florida.
Dr. Vines received her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, her
master's from New York University, her doctorate in sociology from Boston
University, and her associate degree in nursing from St. Petersburg Jr.
College (now St. Petersburg College.)