CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, May 29 to consider the university’s operating budget for the coming fiscal year and the consolidated request for operating funds for the next biennium being made by Oregon’s seven public universities to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

The board also will receive a report on the university’s COVID-19 response; hear a legislative update; consider practices related to collateralizing public funds; receive updates on a number of capital projects; and discuss a policy regarding the use and management of the university-provided president’s residence. The board also will hear an update on the Corvallis campus vision, a community-based engaged effort launched by the university to guide how the campus will evolve over the next 10 years.

Given current COVID-19 guidance from the Governor’s Office, as well as university and county health officials, the meeting will be hosted through a remote conferencing service. The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Options for joining the meeting and instructions for providing comment during the board meeting’s general comment period and in a testimony period held before the board votes on each action item are located under “Meeting Details” at this webpage.

The board will hold an executive session as part of its agenda, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d) to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations.

Board committees also will meet via remote conferencing services. These meetings are open to the public:

  • The Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, to consider the university’s operating budget for the coming fiscal year and Oregon’s public universities’ operating funding request for the next biennium to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. The committee also will consider practices related to collateralizing public funds, and hear an update on the Finley Hall capital project budget and capital project requests related to the PacWave energy research project and a university gymnastics practice facility. The committee will receive a written report on research space needs and a risk management report.
  • The Executive and Audit Committee will meet from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 29, to consider the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance’s progress report and a policy on the use and management of the university-provided president’s residence. The committee also will discuss all hazards planning.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5, to consider a proposed new academic program in marine studies. The committee will hear briefings on student life and conduct, educational programs, enrollment and financial aid and athletics. The committee also will discuss the university’s efforts related to sexual harassment and violence education, prevention and response.

Agendas and meeting materials for board and committee meetings will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact (541) 737-3449 or lauren.skousen@oregonstate.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only two universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 32,000 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 and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

Story By: 

Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, sean.nealon@oregonstate.edu

Source: 

Steve Clark, 541-737-3808, steve.clark@oregonstate.edu

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