To the Eastern Oregon University community:
Welcome to the discussion on university governance models. This website is designed to help provide you information and encourage your involvement in the conversations surrounding Eastern Oregon University.
Following the passage of Senate Bill 270 in the 2013 Legislative Session, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University were authorized to establish their own institutional governing boards, effective on July 1, 2014.
For Eastern Oregon University, we must now examine the options for a governance structure, and our time frame is short. By the end of November, I will make a decision as to which configuration to more fully develop and to recommend to the State Board of Higher Education.
Over the next two months, we will meet with shared governance, students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and the community to review and discuss the options available to us. We will also update this site regularly as information further clarifying our governance options becomes available. We will also regularly update the University community with announcements of meetings and community forums.
Your input is important! Please familiarize yourself with the materials on this website, keep an eye out for upcoming events, and share your ideas in the comments section.
Thank you for participating in this important discussion.
Eastern Oregon University President
In early March, the State Board of Higher Education will be officially accepting recommendations and plans for the governance model for EOU and the three other TRUs. Part of this process is the submission of a business planning document. Below is a link to a draft version of the one that has been prepared for EOU. The format and various sections have been prescribed by the State Board of Higher Education. Please take the time to read this document. While it is very lengthy, it does put in context the decisions that are needed. I welcome any comments you may have via e-mail or in person.