CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet May 27 to consider approving the university’s fiscal year 2022-23 operating budget and two construction projects on the Corvallis campus.

The board will consider approving $7.3 million to construct grandstands at the Whyte Track and Field Center and $13.75 million to renovate Gilkey Hall. The board also will consider approving a plan to ensure the recruitment, admission, retention and graduation of diverse educators in the College of Education.

The agenda also includes a modification to Honors College tuition rates; amendments to the university’s investment policy and its capital projects policy; a new lease agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture for an existing USDA facility near Corvallis; and a presentation on federal legislation.

The meeting is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. to be held in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. It is open to the public.

Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26 in the Horizon Room. These meetings are also open to the public.

  • The Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 8 to 10:05 a.m. to consider the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance’s 2022 progress report. The committee also will hear updates on OSU’s Public Safety Department and an update on the changing landscape in collegiate athletics regarding student-athlete Name, Image and Likeness and other matters.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to hear a status report on the new and existing academic program reviews and professional accreditations. The committee also will hear briefings on student life, student athletes and talent management.
  • The Finance & Administration Committee will meet from 1 to 5:30 p.m. to consider the university’s 2022-23 fiscal year operating budget, investment policy amendments and modifications to the University Honors College differential tuition rates for the 2022-23 academic year. The Board will also hear discussion on research infrastructure needs and OSU’s investment strategy.

Board and committee agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at

Members of the public may attend the May 26 and 27 meetings in person or view the meetings at For accommodations, please contact 541-737-3449 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

The OSU Board of Trustees will meet jointly with the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. The boards will and hear a presentation on how university and foundation boards nationally best collaborate, and the OSU Foundation’s next fundraising campaign.

The May 25 meeting will be hosted in-person as well as virtually from the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Ballroom C at 725 SW 26th St. on OSU’s Corvallis campus. The meeting’s agenda can be found on the trustees meeting page.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


Steve Clark, 541-737-3808, [email protected]

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