The Construction Education Foundation (CEF) was established in 1975 to support the OSU Construction Engineering Management program. As a part of the OSU Foundation, CEF funds provide support to CEM students, staff, faculty, and programs.  

CEF Mission

To enhance or initiate programs at Oregon State University which will be beneficial to the construction industry, the public that it serves, and students who are preparing for professional careers in construction.

Annual Golf Tournament

Each September, the CEF holds this annual fundraising event, which brings faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry partners together to raise funds to support CEM student scholarships.


Executive Committee

Tom Gerding, President 
Gerding Builders

Brian Gray, Vice President
Knife River

Tim Sissel, Secretary/Treasurer 
Fortis Construction

Steve Malany, Past President 
P&C Construction

Walt Gamble, CCE IAB Representative 
W.R. Gamble Engineering  
Lifetime Director 

Board of Directors

David Andersen 
Andersen Construction
Lifetime Director 

Kent Boden

Dee Burch  
Advanced American Construction 

Joe Correy
Goodfellow Bros. 

Paul Harding
Granite Construction 

Dave Hays
LCG Pence Construction 

Mike Hester 
McGuire & Hester

John Hickey
Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon

Dan Kavanaugh 
Turner Construction Company

Kerry Kuenzi 
K&E Excavating, Inc. 

Jay McQuillen 
Garney Construction 
Lifetime Director

Jeff Perala 
Perlo Construction

Jeff Petersen

Harold D. "Hal" Pritchett 
Professor Emeritus     
Lifetime Director 

Larry Sitz 
Emerick Construction Company 

Jeff Thiede 
On Electric Group/MDU Construction Services Group

John Ward 
R&H Construction

Scott Williams 
Hamilton Construction 
Lifetime Director 

Honorary Directors

Michael Allen  
Balzer Pacific  
Lifetime Director

Jim Hirte 
Collamette Construction 

William T. "Bill" Peckham  
Hamilton Construction, retired   
Lifetime Director

Charles "Chuck" Schrader 
North Santiam Paving Company 
Lifetime Director 

W. "Lee" Schroeder 
Professor Emeritus 
Lifetime Director 

Don Sheets  
Sheets Construction, retired  
Lifetime Director

CCE Faculty

David Trejo
Professor, Construction Engineering
Hal Pritchett Chair  
CCE Designate
Ex officio

William "Jason" Weiss
Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering
The Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering
Director of the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research


Contact Information

Erin Wirkkala 
AGC Industry Liaison
Construction Education Foundation
Oregon State University
101 Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Fax: 541-737-3052

College of Engineering: 877-257-5182