The Chair of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees has announced that the Board will meet Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. to hear public comment, and in public session with President Alexander review the findings and recommendations and discuss the Husch Blackwell report as it regards his leadership at LSU over Title IX, his handling of sexual misconduct, and subsequent information regarding sexual misconduct that has been shared. Following this public session, the board will hold an executive session. No votes or decisions are allowed in an executive session. Following executive session, the Board members will return to public session for discussion and consideration of next steps and may consider and take potential action.
To accommodate anticipated interest, those providing public comment to the Board were required to preregister; no further requests to provide public comment can be accommodated. However, written public comments may still be submitted to [email protected]. Written comments received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 will be shared with trustees in advance of the meeting.
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 agenda, options for joining the meeting, and instructions for providing comment during the board meeting’s comment period are located under “Meeting Details” at this webpage.
If special accommodation is required, please contact (541) 737-3449 or [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance.
Given the remote meeting format, representatives of the news media should contact Steve Clark, OSU vice president for university relations and marketing, at 541-737-3808 or [email protected] to register to attend the executive session of the meeting.
Please note that items may be taken out of order.
Call to Order/Roll/Declaration of a Quorum (Borkar)
- Consent Agenda (Borkar)
Opening Comments (Borkar)
Public Comments (Borkar)
The Board will review the findings and recommendations and discuss with President Alexander the Husch Blackwell report as it regards his leadership over Title IX at LSU, his handling of sexual misconduct at LSU, and subsequent information that has been shared.
The Board will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing and pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i) to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.
Discussion/Action Item (Borkar)
Following executive session, the Board members will return to public session for discussion and consideration of next steps and may consider and take potential action.
Recording from the March 17, 2021 Board Meeting