CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, to consider the appointment and employment agreement of Oregon State University’s next president.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room on the OSU Corvallis campus.

The candidate under consideration for appointment will be introduced publicly at the meeting. If appointed, the candidate will succeed OSU Interim President Becky Johnson.

Following the board meeting, trustees will host an outdoor reception in the Student Experience Center Plaza adjoining the MU from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. to welcome the president-elect. The reception is open to the OSU community and the public.

Action by the board in the meeting will conclude a national presidential search launched in late 2021 with the formation of a 17-member search advisory committee, the holding of community listening sessions, and the development of a presidential leadership profile to guide the recruitment process.

The recruitment included an extensive interview process of candidates that involved the search advisory committee and trustees. On May 23 and 24, two finalist candidates were invited to OSU’s Corvallis campus for final interviews with the board of trustees, community conversations and public forum meetings with each finalist. The search process included the opportunity for community members to provide web input to the board on each finalist and also included extensive background checks and due diligence on each finalist.

“Oregon State’s next president will lead a remarkable university that enjoys tremendous momentum and provides incredible impact in Oregon, nationally and globally,” said Kirk Schueler, chair of OSU’s Board of Trustees. “This significant momentum and impact are being felt throughout Oregon, the nation and the world, and will only grow with the leadership of the university’s next president. OSU’s next president also will continue to contribute to a university community that is advancing diversity, equity and inclusive excellence.”

The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda and link to view the meeting remotely can be found by accessing the OSU Board of Trustees Meetings webpage. If special accommodation is required, please contact 541-737-8260 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.

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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, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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


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

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