There are several ways to interact with trustees, which are noted below. Under the OSU Board of Trustees Bylaws, the OSU Board functions as a committee of the whole and the Board Chair speaks for the Board, not individual trustees. As such, the Board Chair is responsible for guiding responses on behalf of the Board. This ensures that correspondence is dealt with in an expeditious manner consistent with the Board’s bylaws and ensuring appropriate records are maintained.

Email: The best way to contact the OSU Board of Trustees is to send an email to this address: Emails can also be sent to trustees at their individual emails addresses, which are linked from their bios here.  As a matter of best practice and consistent with principles of transparency and access, all trustees receive copies of all correspondence received at these addresses (except spam email).

Public Comment at Board Meetings: You can also sign up to speak with the Board at regular meetings of the OSU Board.

Invitations: Many groups welcome trustees to attend and participate in events and meetings. All invitations to trustees should be sent to The Board Office will facilitate the distribution of and response to invitations.

Mail: 652 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis OR 97331-8655

Contact Board Office Staff

The Office of the Board of Trustees supports the Board of Trustees of the Oregon State University. The Board Office manages the work of the board and its committees.  The Secretary of the Board provides advice on board issues to the university president and executive administration and serves as the liaison between the board and the larger OSU community. The Secretary of the Board is responsible for maintaining custody of policies and standards adopted by the Board of Trustees and other records of the board and its committees and ensures board actions are in compliance with legal requirements.

Office Street Address:
1500 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis OR 97331


Jackie Bangs
Secretary of the Board

Jackie Bangs was appointed Secretary of the Board in January 2022.  She brings sixteen years of service at Oregon State University, most recently as the University’s Public Records Officer in University Relations and Marketing.  Previously, she held a number of roles in OSU’s Office of International Services, including as the Assistant Director for International Faculty and Scholar Services and as an Immigration Specialist.  Bangs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington University and Master of Arts from the University of Oregon.

Jen Humphreys
Chief Assistant to the President and Assistant Board Secretary

Jen Humphreys joined the Board Office in October 2021 as Chief Assistant to the President and Assistant Board Secretary. She has been at Oregon State University since 2014, having served most recently as the Operations Associate for Student Affairs where she provided strategic and logistical support to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. As Assistant Board Secretary, Jen provides operational assistance in support of the work of the Board and its committees. As Chief Assistant to the President she facilitates the work of the Office of the President, provides strategic advice to advance presidential priorities and university goals, and interacts with the broad university community serving as a key interface between the office and external constituents. Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Oregon and a Master of Education in College Student Services Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Oregon State University.