CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold an executive session meeting Monday, May 9 to discuss matters related to the employment of the university’s next president and hold interviews with semi-finalist candidates.

The executive session will be held remotely beginning at 8:15 a.m. with candidate interviews to be held at 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; and 1 p.m. Upon completing semi-finalist candidate interviews at approximately 2:30 p.m., it is anticipated that the board will deliberate to identify finalist candidates. The executive session is anticipated to end by 4 p.m.

The executive sessions are being held in keeping with Oregon law – ORS 192.660(2)(a) that allows a public body to meet in executive session to consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. 

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. Given the remote meeting format, representatives of the news media should contact Steve Clark, OSU vice president for university relations and marketing, by emailing at [email protected] by Sunday, May 8, at 5 p.m. to attend the executive session portion of the meeting.

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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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