CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 5 to discuss matters related to the search for the university’s next president.

The meeting will be held remotely at 1 p.m. Trustees will discuss general compensation and benefits for the position of president and will consider an action item regarding reimbursing finalist candidates for certain professional advisors’ fees that may be related to contract negotiations. 

Members of the public can join the meeting through the remote conferencing service Zoom. Options for joining the meeting and instructions for providing comment during a testimony period held before the board votes on the action item are located under “Meeting Details” at this webpage. The board meeting agenda and materials will be posted as they are available on the Board of Trustees meetings website. If special accommodations are required, contact 541-737-8260 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

Immediately following the public session, the Board of Trustees will hold an executive session to consider a slate of semifinalist candidates to be invited for interviews with the Board. The executive session will be 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 Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. PT, to attend the executive session portion of the meeting.

The Board also will hold executive sessions, to be scheduled May 7-9, to conduct interviews with semifinalists by Zoom. Specific times will be posted as soon as they are available.

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 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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Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, [email protected]


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

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