CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to discuss trends in higher education and Oregon State’s efforts to serve more learners.

The retreat will run from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Food Innovation Center, 1207 N.W. Naito Parkway in Portland. Participation will be limited to invited guests but members of the public may attend.

The following board committees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the OSU-Portland Center, Room 2002, located at 555 S.W. Morrison St. in Portland. These meetings are also open to the public:

  • The Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 8 to 9:15 a.m. to review the board’s fiscal year 2018 assessment of OSU President Ed Ray; a presidential emeritus policy; the board’s delegation of authority; the committee’s 2019 work plan; and organizational and charter changes involving the Office of Audit Services. The committee also will conduct a needs assessment for a board vacancy anticipated in 2019.
  • The Finance & Administration Committee will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to consider quarterly financial reports; the committee’s 2019 work plan; a 2019-21 biennial funding request regarding statewide public service programs; a capital project amendment; and a capital projects approval policy. The committee also will hear a status report regarding university capital projects and discuss its investment policy and treasury management strategy.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to consider the committee’s 2019 work plan. The committee also will discuss financial aid scenarios and the university’s efforts related to student success.

The full board will meet on Friday, Oct. 26, in OSU-Portland Center, Room 2002.

This meeting is open to the public and will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The board will consider action items recommended by committees, as well as the board’s 2019 work plan and the university strategic plan for the next five years. The board will hear a report on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice and review the fundamentals of board governance.

A public comment period is provided at each regular board meeting. Commenters may register by e-mail before the meeting by contacting Lauren Skousen at lauren.skous[email protected] or may register at the meeting to provide comment. There is also a public comment opportunity before the board votes on each action item listed on the board agenda.

The public can listen to committee and board meetings by calling the toll-free number listed on the agendas. On Friday, there will also be an additional public listening and comment location at the Allworth Room of the Memorial Union, 1500 S.W. Jefferson Way in Corvallis. If special accommodation is required, please contact Lauren Skousen at (541) 737-3449 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at

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