SILVERTON, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold executive sessions on Nov. 12 and 13 to consider employment of the university’s next president.

OSU’s Board of Trustees is engaged in a national search process to replace Ed Ray, who will step down on June 30, 2020, after 17 years of service.

According to Oregon law – ORS 192.660(2)(a) – a public body may meet in executive session to consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent.

Executive sessions are scheduled as follows: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. 

Trustees also will hold a public meeting on Nov. 13 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. to consider delegating to the chair of the Board of Trustees the responsibility of negotiating a presidential employment agreement.

Meetings will be held in the Lotus Conference room of the Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W. Main St., Silverton. If special accommodation is required, please contact (541) 737-3449 or 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.

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