BEND, Ore. - The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to discuss the university's student success goals, current cost structure, and revenue generating opportunities.

The retreat is open to the public and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 204, Tykeson Hall, located on the OSU-Cascades campus, 1500 S.W. Chandler Ave., Bend, Ore.

Each of the board's three standing committees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Tykeson Hall, Room 204. These meetings are open to the public:

  • The Executive and Audit Committee will meet from 8-9:45 a.m. to review the board officers' final report on the fiscal year 2016 comprehensive presidential assessment; proposed presidential search and selection guidelines; the committee's 2017 work plan; and the Office of Audit Services progress report. The committee will also receive an annual update from the Office of General Counsel.
  • The Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to consider the committee's 2017 work plan; changes to the fiscal year 2017 capital plan; and amendments to two investment policies. The committee will also discuss the outreach and engagement plan for fiscal year 2018 tuition-setting process; athletics financial sustainability; and the university's 10-year capital forecast.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 1:30-4 p.m. to consider an amendment to the committee charter and the committee's proposed work plan for 2017. The committee will review and discuss the provost's annual year-in-review report, a status report on new and existing academic program reviews in progress, and a presentation by the OSU Extension Service.

Following the committee meetings, the board will meet at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, to hear a presentation on OSU-Cascades by Vice President Johnson and then participate in a tour of the campus. 

The board will meet again on Friday, Oct. 21, in Tykeson Hall, Room 204. The meeting is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The board will consider the 2016 comprehensive presidential assessment; presidential search and selection guidelines; the board's 2017 work plan; and the closure of a master of agriculture program.

The board will also consider amendments to two investment policies; the FY2017 capital plan; and the Academic Strategies Committee charter. In addition, the board will hear presentations on the OSU Foundation strategic plan and on the fundamentals of board governance.

A public comment section of the meeting is scheduled for approximately 10:15 a.m. Commenters are allowed up to five minutes and may register by e-mail before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at or may register at the meeting itself. Commenters must sign up prior to the public comment period of the meeting. There is also a public comment opportunity before the board votes on each action item listed on the board agenda.

More information on the meetings is available online at: The public can listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at (541) 737-3449 or at least 72 hours in advance.

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