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April 5, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees convenes for its regular meeting April 11 in the Dixie Lund Board Room in Inlow Hall.
The board will hear from Tim Nesbitt of the Oregon Business Council about the unfunded liability presented by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Later, trustees will continue an ongoing evaluation of potential partnership with The Learning House to support and recruit online students.
Vice President for Student Affairs Lacy Karpilo will update the board on the success of the TRIO Student Support Services program at EOU, which provides additional resources for first-generation, low-income and those who have been homeless or have a disability. The federal grant that supports the program is up for renewal this year.
Trustees will visit Badgley Hall in the afternoon for a presentation about the ASTEO Scholarship Program from chemistry professor Anna Cavinato. Also started with grant funding, the scholarship supports students from Eastern Oregon who are pursuing careers in science and technology.
Representatives of shared governance bodies, including students, faculty and staff, will give quarterly reports.
Written comments to the board will be accepted within 48 hours of the meeting. Meeting materials and public comment sign-up are available online at eou.edu/governance/board-meeting-schedule.
The location is accessible to people with disabilities, and the meeting will be streamed live at livestream.com/eou/governance. If special accommodations are required, call 541-962-4101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance.
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