CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University Board of Trustees, in its first meeting since being confirmed by the Oregon Senate in November, on Thursday unanimously elected Patricia "Pat" Reser of Beaverton, Ore., as initial chairwoman.
The board also voted Darald "Darry" Callahan of San Rafael, Calif., as initial vice-chairman. The positions are being listed as "initial" until the board becomes official under state law on July 1.
Reser is board chair of Reser's Fine Foods, Inc., a family-owned fresh refrigerated food company. A retired employee of the Beaverton School District, she is one of three co-chairs of OSU's Capital Campaign Steering Committee and is serving her third term as an OSU Foundation Trustee.
Callahan is former president of Chevron Chemical Company, and served as executive vice president of Power, Chemicals and Technology for ChevronTexaco Corp. from 2001 until his retirement in 2003. He is a former chair of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees also created three initial committees:
The board approved Meg Reeves, OSU's general counsel, as board secretary. It also approved a series of bylaws guiding its actions.
Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing at OSU, said the primary purpose of this first meeting of the board has been to orient the board with the university, introduce the members to their roles and responsibilities, and allow them to get acquainted with one another.
The board meeting will continue on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.
More information about the OSU Board of Trustees is available online at: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees
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