CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the university’s Corvallis campus. This meeting is open to the public. The board will consider action items recommended by board committees; the board’s 2022 work plan; and the preliminary timeline and process for the next presidential search. The board also will hear a report and host a panel discussion with faculty and others on the university’s efforts to advance equity, inclusion and social justice.

The Memorial Union is located at 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way.                                           

Board committees will meet Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Horizon Room. These meetings are also open to the public:

  • The Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. to discuss possible amendments to the board’s delegation of authority policy and hear the board chair’s report on the president’s proposed fiscal year 2022 goals.
  • The Finance & Administration Committee will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to consider quarterly financial reports; the committee’s 2022 work plan; adjustments of financial metrics and operating ranges and associated amendments to the debt and liquidity management policies; and advancements of capital projects related to the LaSells Stewart Center and the Valley Library. The committee also will hear an update on the fiscal year 2022 operating budget and receive a capital project status report.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 1:45 to 5 p.m. to consider the committee’s 2022 work plan. The committee will hear a briefing on faculty affairs, talent management, and compliance with state and other requirements related to student-athletes engaging in name, image and likeness activities.

The Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to discuss governance roles, responsibilities, shared governance and key elements of the next presidential search. The retreat will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Peavy Forest Science Center, Room 315. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

Given COVID-19 guidance, the meetings will be hosted in-person as well as through a remote conferencing service. Note that proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken not more than three days prior is required for in-person attendees. Additionally, face coverings are required. The public may view the meetings’ live stream by visiting or listen to the meetings by calling the toll-free number listed on the agendas.

A public comment period will be provided at the Oct. 8 board meeting. The public may attend the meeting in-person or may join the meeting virtually to provide comment. Commenters may register by email before the meeting by emailing [email protected] or may register at the meeting itself. There is also a public comment opportunity before the board votes on each action item listed on the board agenda.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at If special accommodation is required, please contact 541-737-3449 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

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 34,000 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.

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Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


Steve Clark, 541-737-3808, [email protected]

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