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Nov. 7, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees convenes for its first meeting of the academic year starting at 9 a.m., on Nov. 14 in the Dixie Lund Board Room (Inlow Hall 201).
The first action item on the agenda is the election of the Board Chair and Vice Chair. Retired senator David Nelson has served as Board Chair since 2015.
The Board will also review financial reports for the last two quarters, and vote on an operating budget for the new fiscal year.
Members of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee will present a self-study draft report regarding accreditation for EOU’s College of Business. Then Provost Sarah Witte will brief trustees on the university’s new Sustainable Rural Systems degree program. Witte will also introduce the new Dean of the College of Education Matt Seimears and Dean of the College of Business Ed Henninger.
Trustees will tour student art studios in Loso Hall before lunch, then return to the agenda for a fall enrollment update in the afternoon. Holly Chason, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Institutional Efficiencies, will share the latest reports on student enrollment.
A legislative update and brief executive session are also on the agenda. 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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