Board Meeting - 01/29/2021

Public Notice

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Given COVID-19 guidance from the Governor’s Office, as well as university and county health officials, the meeting will be hosted through a remote conferencing service. The board will consider the university’s 10-year business forecast, amendments to investment policies, and an adjustment to winter 2021 term incidental fees for students attending OSU-Cascades. The board also will hear briefings on the university’s implementation of Strategic Plan 4.0, the 2021 Oregon legislative session, and discussions around turning the Elliott State Forest into a research forest.

Options for joining the meeting and instructions for providing comment during the board meeting’s general comment period and in a testimony period held before the board votes on each action item are located under “Meeting Details” on this webpage.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at If special accommodation is required, please contact (541) 737-3449 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.  


Print-friendly agenda - (pdf)

*A separate agenda item is provided for members of the public to comment on topics of interest.
**The public may also sign up to comment prior to Board action on any action item listed on the agenda.

Please note that items may be taken out of order.

  1. Call to Order/Roll/Declaration of a Quorum (Borkar)
  1. Public Comments*
  1. Opening Comments and Reports
  1. Chair’s Comments (Borkar)
  2. President’s Report (K. Alexander)
  3. COVID-19 Response and Planning (Feser, Larson)
  4. Oregon State University Foundation Report (DeVaan)
  5. Faculty Senate Report (Heppell)
  6. Higher Education Coordinating Commission Report (Cannon)
  7. Associated Students of Oregon State University Report (Nuñez Pérez)
  8. Associated Students of Cascades Campus Report (Warner)
  9. President Transition Committee Report (Manning)
  1. Consent Agenda (Borkar)
  1. Minutes of the October 15, 2020 Board Work Session
  2. Minutes of the October 16, 2020 Board Meeting
  3. Capital Project Stage Gate II: Graf Hall 
  4. Capital Project Stage Gate II: Fairbanks Hall 
  5. Public University Fund Investment Policy Amendments 
  1. Reports of Standing Committees of the Board
  1. Academic Strategies Committee (Pulliams)
  2. Finance & Administration Committee (Bedient)
  3. Executive & Audit Committee (Borkar)
  1. Action Items*
  1. Ten-Year Business Forecast (includes FY2020 Financial Statement Analysis & Financial Metrics) (Bedient)
  2. Capital Project Stage Gate II: Arts and Education Complex (Bedient)
  3. Investment Policy Biennial Review and Amendments (Bedient)
  4. Adjustment of Winter 2021 Incidental Fees for OSU-Cascades (Bedient)
  1. Discussion Items
  1. Strategic Plan 4.0 Implementation Update (Feser, Capalbo) - Presentation
  2. Impact Studio Current Initiatives (Feser, Duncombe)
  3. Legislative Update (Fast)
  4. Elliott State Forest Briefing (Feser, Deluca, Meehan) - Presentation
  1. Other Business
  2. Adjournment

Final Approved Meeting Minutes

210129_bot_min.pdf (275.1 KB)