CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 18 to 20 on the university’s Corvallis campus to consider approving a strategic plan that will guide the university through 2030 and goals for President Jayathi Murthy for the next year.

The board will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. Board committees will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 19 in the same location. The board will hold a retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Hallie Ford Center.

On Oct. 20, the board will also discuss a report on advancing equity, inclusion and social justice; hear a legislative update and an update on the Elliott State Research Forest; and consider approving a 2024 board work plan.

At the end of the meeting on Oct. 20, the board will hold an executive session being held in keeping with Oregon law ORS 192.660(2)(f) to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection (ORS 192.355(9)(a) attorney-client privilege under ORS 40.225).

According to Oregon law, media are allowed to attend an executive session but not report on the meeting or discussions held during the executive session. Members of the media remotely viewing the meeting who are interested in attending the executive session should contact Sean Nealon, Oregon State’s director of news and research communications, by emailing [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Oct. 19.

All board 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 Oct. 16 to [email protected] or Stacy Jeffries at 541-737-3449.

On Oct. 19, the board’s Executive, Audit and Governance Committee will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. to consider approving a 2024 committee work plan and a progress report from the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance.

The committee will also discuss future at-large position vacancies on the board, an annual report from the Office of General Counsel, the annual compliance and ethics program report and an update on implementing SB 273, which involves a study to determine how to best coordinate post-secondary education in Oregon.

The Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 10:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to consider approving a 2024 committee work plan and recent university operating management and investment reports.

The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 1 to 3:15 p.m. to consider approving a 2024 committee work plan and hear briefings on faculty affairs, Extension and Engagement and risk management related to interpersonal violence education, prevention and response.

The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to discuss the university’s next strategic plan and shared governance. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at To listen, call 1-888-475-4499; Meeting ID 974 6301 0356.

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 36,000 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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By Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]

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