CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet June 1-2 to consider approving a budget and advancing to the construction phase a research complex in Corvallis and a housing project in Newport to serve the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The board will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet June 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the same location.

All meetings are open to the public and can be attended in person, on Zoom or on the phone by calling 1-888-475-4499 (meeting ID: 655 466 888). Meeting agendas and materials are posted as they become available on the board’s website.

A public comment period is provided at the beginning of every board meeting and before the board votes on any action item listed on the full board agenda. Public comment can be made in person, via Zoom or provided in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to [email protected]. For more detailed instructions visit

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by May 31 to [email protected] or Stacy Jeffries at 541-737-3449.

During the June 2 meeting, the board will consider planning related to construction of the $200 million, 150,000-square-foot Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex and a housing project in Newport to support the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Students will occupy most of the housing, but it will also serve OSU staff, faculty and other professionals.

The board will consider approving a fiscal year 2024 university budget and the administrative modernization program, which will implement new university technology systems, data practices and policies to increase the university’s organizational agility. The board will also hear updates on the federal legislation, the 2023 Oregon legislative session, strategic planning and the Elliott State Research Forest.

On June 1, the board’s Executive, Audit and Governance Committee will meet from 8 to 9:25 a.m. to hear a progress report from the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, and hear reports on campus safety and trustee orientation and onboarding.  

The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 9:35 to 11:05 a.m. to hear briefings on student life and conduct and a report on student athletes, focused on academic and competitive success as well as fundraising and facilities to support student athletes.

The Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the fiscal year 2024 operating budget, the administrative modernization program, the Collaborative Innovation Complex and the housing project in Newport. The committee will also hear a risk management report.

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]


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