OSU Board of Trustees to meet for first time Dec. 10-11


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting Dec. 10-11 on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

The 14-member board, which was nominated by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber in August, was confirmed by the Oregon Senate in November.

Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing at OSU, said the purpose of this first meeting will primarily be an orientation, introducing the board members to their roles and responsibilities, getting acquainted with one another, and learning about the university’s operation and leadership.

“The board may choose to elect an interim chair and vice-chair,” Clark said, “though these would be temporary positions as the board doesn’t become official until July 1 of 2014.”

The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center’s Willamette Room. The center is located at 725 S.W. 26th St. in Corvallis. A public comment opportunity will take place from 3 to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

More information about the OSU Board of Trustees is available online at: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees

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