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OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet June 1-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, June 2, to consider the university’s fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budgets. The board will also consider a liquidity management policy, short-term financing authorization, 2018 and 2019 board calendars, election of a board chair, and the presidential assessment policy.

The board takes public comment at each board meeting. Commenters must sign up prior to the public comment period of the meeting. Commenters may register by email before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu 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.

The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus. The meeting is open to the public, and the public can listen by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda.

Board committees will meet Thursday, June 1, in the Horizon Room. The public may attend or listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agendas.

The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 8 to 10:45 a.m. to consider a new academic program in adapted physical education. The committee will hear reports on the 2017 graduating class, strategic academic planning, and risk management related to lab safety. The committee also will hear presentations on athletics and on the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

The Finance & Administration Committee will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to consider the university’s FY18 operating and capital budgets, a liquidity management policy, and short-term financing authorization. The committee will also have a discussion of risk management related to research space needs.

On Thursday, the board will also hold a meeting from 2:45 to 5:25 p.m. that will include members of the OSU Foundation Board for a discussion regarding institution-foundation partnerships and the value proposition of higher education. The meeting is open to the public. This meeting will be held in the ballroom of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. Accommodation requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance to the Office of the Board of Trustees, Marcia Stuart, 541-737-3449.

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Executive & Audit Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 23

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, to consider the proposed 2018 and 2019 board calendars, the election of a board chair, and the assessment policy for the university’s president.

The committee also will discuss an upcoming at-large board position vacancy and hear a progress report from the university’s Office of Audit Services.  

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The Allworth Conference Room within the university’s Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, will also be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. Accommodation requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance to the Office of the Board of Trustees, Marcia Stuart, 541-737-3449.

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039

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Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to address high-risk behaviors.

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The Journey Room within the university’s Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, will also be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance. 

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039

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Finance & Administration Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 24

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Finance & Administration Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Monday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss short-term financing in support of the university’s internal bank operations.

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The Journey Room at the university’s Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, will also be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance. 

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039

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OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 21

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The board will consider items carried over from its March 17 meeting, including fiscal year 2018 tuition rates, mandatory fees and student incidental fees. Trustees will also consider practices for handling written public comments submitted in advance of board meetings; a statement of principles and core values; and hear an update on the current legislative session.

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The Journey Room at the Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way on OSU’s Corvallis campus, will also be open to the public as a site for listening to the meeting.

No additional testimony beyond what was received for the board’s March 17 meeting will be heard at the April 21 meeting.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039

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OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet March 16-17

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, March 17, to consider fiscal year 2018 tuition rates, mandatory fees, student incidental fees and the university’s capital plan.

The board will also review a statement of principles and core values, and its practices for handling written public comments submitted in advance of board meetings.

The board takes public comment at each board meeting. Commenters must sign up prior to the public comment period of the meeting. Commenters may register by email before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu 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.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus.

Board committees will meet on Thursday, March 16, in the Horizon Room. These meetings are also open to the public:

  • The Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 8 to 9:45 a.m. to review the Office of Audit Services progress report and a risk management report on information technology security. The committee will also consider a statement of principles and core values and the board’s approach to handling written comments submitted in advance of board meetings.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon to hear a risk management report on critical employee training and the status of new and existing academic program reviews and accreditations in progress. The committee will also host a panel discussion of the role of data in monitoring and achieving student success.
  • The Finance & Administration Committee will meet from 12:30 to 4 p.m. to consider fiscal year 2018 tuition rates, mandatory fees, student incidental fees and the university’s capital plan. The committee will also have a discussion and education session on Oregon public employee retirement and health benefits.

The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. The public can listen to the meetings by calling the toll-free number listed on the agendas. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039

Corliss, OSU to commemorate 40th anniversary of hydrothermal vents discovery

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Forty years ago, a group of scientists led by Oregon State University oceanographer Jack Corliss discovered a unique colony of sea creatures living in the depths of the eastern Pacific Ocean in an area known as the Galapagos Rift.

There was no obvious source of light or food, yet clams, huge tube worms and other creatures were thriving. Their energy source turned out to be life-giving hydrothermal vents and the discovery revolutionized marine studies. 

This March 2-3, Oregon State University will celebrate the discovery with two presentations featuring Corliss, who is traveling from his home in Budapest, Hungary, to participate. The two-day commemorative event, which is free and open to the public, is called “OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: 40th Anniversary of the Discovery that Launched 1,000 Ships.”

“It was one of the biggest, most important discoveries by OSU scientists,” noted Martin Fisk, an OSU oceanographer who is helping coordinate the events. “Jack Corliss was designated by the National Science Foundation, which funded the research, as the leader of the submersible Alvin exploration, which descended into the depths of the Galapagos fracture zone, where the team discovered the vents and this unique biological community.” 

Robert Collier, a professor emeritus at OSU, was a participant on that 1977 expedition. “The discovery changed oceanography and spawned new fields of study, in everything from marine biology and chemistry to new approaches on the origin of life,” he said.

On Thursday, March 2, OSU will host three short lectures from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 210. They include:

  • Corliss and Collier will discuss the history of the discovery and the new fields of study it spawned;
  • Bill Chadwick, an OSU researcher at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will describe new discoveries of hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean;
  • OSU oceanographer Andrew Thurber will explain how life at hydrothermal vents can influence global climate. 

On Friday, March 3, Corliss and others from the expedition will hold an open forum on the discovery that will be taped to help create an archive on its history. It will be held in Burt Hall Room 193 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Participating will be Lou Gordon, co-principal investigator on the expedition; Mitch Lyle, a graduate student with the late Jack Dymond; Collier, who was a grad student with John Edmond, also a co-principal investigator; and Corliss. 

During the 1977 discovery, the expedition scientists dubbed the hydrothermal vent community “The Garden of Eden” and used the mechanical arm of the Alvin to carefully collect samples of worms, mussels, clams and anemones. Some of those samples are still housed today at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Martin Fisk, 541-737-5208, mfisk@coas.oregonstate.edu

Kirkland named OSU executive director for equal opportunity and access

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kim D. Kirkland has been named as Oregon State University’s executive director for equal opportunity and access.

Kirkland, who will join OSU on Feb. 28, 2017, has served for more than eight years as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

“The university’s executive director for equal opportunity and access is central to the success of OSU’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts,” said Oregon State President Edward J. Ray.

The executive director is responsible for overseeing compliance with federal, state and university policies and regulations regarding affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability access and other civil rights.

Kirkland said her approach is to encourage people to talk through cultural misunderstandings and mistakes through facilitated conversations. This helps build community and bridge communication gaps.

"People must give others permission to make mistakes with them in order to gain a better understanding of differences," she said, "and begin to talk to one another if we are going to take this journey of cultural understanding and bridge the diversity divide." 

Kirkland succeeds Clay Simmons, who has served Oregon State as interim executive director for equal opportunity and access since Feb. 1, 2016. Upon Kirkland’s arrival at OSU, Simmons will return to his role as the university’s chief compliance officer.

As the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX deputy coordinator, she has been responsible for monitoring compliance with the university’s equal opportunity, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies as well as all related federal and state laws and regulations.

Kirkland also has had the responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment. In addition, she has served as IUPUI’s official liaison with governmental civil rights agencies and developed the university’s affirmative action plans.

Previous to working at IUPUI, Kirkland served for more than four years as affirmative action officer and senior investigator at Bowling Green State University, as vice president for compliance programs at the Meridian Group in Ohio and as General Electric Aircraft Engines/Aviation manager of equal employment opportunity and diversity programs.

Kirkland received a doctorate in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University, and is a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Steve Clark, 541-737-3808

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Search launched for new OSU diversity officer

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University today began an international search for a vice president and chief diversity officer.

The chief diversity officer will be the senior official responsible for guiding OSU’s efforts around institutional diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice and access for all of the university’s campuses, Extension offices, experiment stations and centers. Angela Batista presently serves as Oregon State’s interim chief diversity officer.

The 19-member search committee will be chaired by Sastry Pantula, dean of the OSU College of Science. It will work with the assistance of Spelman Johnson, a global search firm.

“A more diverse, welcoming and inclusive educational environment is critical to all of OSU’s most important goals, in teaching, research and public service,” Pantula said. “Oregon State is committed to greater institutional diversity, not just in our teaching and research but in how we engage and serve communities in Oregon, nationally and globally.”

The vice president and chief diversity officer will provide leadership in strategic planning, education, research, community relations, outreach, communications, campus climate, and policy development, Pantula said.

Other members of the search committee include:

  • Cindy Alexis, business and finance analyst in Budget and Fiscal Planning, and committee representative for Faculty Senate administrative appointments
  • Aracely Arredondo, accountant with University Administration Business Center
  • Adrian Borycki, an OSU student
  • Michelle Bothwell, associate professor of bioengineering
  • Susan Capalbo, senior vice provost for academic affairs
  • Donna Chastain, acting chief human resources officers and director of Workplace Solutions
  • Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing
  • Allison Davis-White Eyes, assistant provost and director of the Center for Cultural Engagement
  • Jennifer Dennis, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School
  • Rebecca Gose, general counsel
  • Mark Hoffman, vice provost for International Programs
  • Namagoba Elizabeth Kaweesa, president of Black Graduate Student Association
  • Anesat Leon-Guerrero, ASOSU executive director of Diversity Programs
  • Andrea McDaniel, executive assistant to the provost and liaison to Spelman Johnson
  • Janet Nishihara, director of OSU’s Educational Opportunities Program
  • Robin Pappas, instructional innovation program manager for Information Services, and search advocate
  • Dwaine Plaza, professor in the School of Public Policy
  • Clay Simmons, chief compliance officer and interim executive director of Equal Opportunity and Access at OSU.

 

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OSU Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 19-21

BEND, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to discuss the university’s student success goals, current cost structure, and revenue generating opportunities.

The retreat is open to the public and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 204, Tykeson Hall, located on the OSU-Cascades campus, 1500 S.W. Chandler Ave., Bend, Ore.

Each of the board’s three standing committees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Tykeson Hall, Room 204. These meetings are open to the public:

  • The Executive and Audit Committee will meet from 8-9:45 a.m. to review the board officers’ final report on the fiscal year 2016 comprehensive presidential assessment; proposed presidential search and selection guidelines; the committee’s 2017 work plan; and the Office of Audit Services progress report. The committee will also receive an annual update from the Office of General Counsel.
  • The Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to consider the committee’s 2017 work plan; changes to the fiscal year 2017 capital plan; and amendments to two investment policies. The committee will also discuss the outreach and engagement plan for fiscal year 2018 tuition-setting process; athletics financial sustainability; and the university’s 10-year capital forecast.
  • The Academic Strategies Committee will meet from 1:30-4 p.m. to consider an amendment to the committee charter and the committee’s proposed work plan for 2017. The committee will review and discuss the provost’s annual year-in-review report, a status report on new and existing academic program reviews in progress, and a presentation by the OSU Extension Service.

Following the committee meetings, the board will meet at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, to hear a presentation on OSU-Cascades by Vice President Johnson and then participate in a tour of the campus. 

The board will meet again on Friday, Oct. 21, in Tykeson Hall, Room 204. The meeting is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The board will consider the 2016 comprehensive presidential assessment; presidential search and selection guidelines; the board’s 2017 work plan; and the closure of a master of agriculture program.

The board will also consider amendments to two investment policies; the FY2017 capital plan; and the Academic Strategies Committee charter. In addition, the board will hear presentations on the OSU Foundation strategic plan and on the fundamentals of board governance.

A public comment section of the meeting is scheduled for approximately 10:15 a.m. Commenters are allowed up to five minutes and may register by e-mail before the meeting by contacting Marcia Stuart at marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu or may register at the meeting itself. Commenters must sign up prior to the public comment period of the meeting. There is also a public comment opportunity before the board votes on each action item listed on the board agenda.

More information on the meetings is available online at: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees. The public can listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. If special accommodation is required, please contact Marcia Stuart at (541) 737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

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Steve Clark, 541-737-3808

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