The Oregon Graduate Center (OGC) was a private postgraduate research university in Washington County west of the Beaverton Campus. Governor Mark Hatfield's advisory committee recommended the rapid creation of the center in 1962 as a university with support from Howard Vollum and the City Club of Portland. The Tektronix Foundation provided a grant of $2M and OGC was incorporated on April 2, 1963 and opened in 1966.
The Center was renamed the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) in 1989 and merged with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in 2001 and became the OGI School of Science and Engineering. The OGI School of Science and Engineering was phased out in 2008 and the campus demolished.
This research university provided Tektronix engineers and scientists with nearby access to continuing education and technology. This Winter 1970 TekTalk features an inside look at OGC.