Apr 01, 2013

Oregon State University - Cascades has formed a committee to help inform and gather input from the Central Oregon community as it expands to a four-year university on a campus in Bend. 

Co-chaired by Matt Shinderman, a senior instructor of natural resources and the faculty lead for the sustainability degree program, and Jodie Barram, Bend Mayor Pro Tem, the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee will provide feedback and gather community input through December 2014, when initial expansion plans will be final.  CEAC members represent expertise on issues the campus will face as it expands, including transportation and parking, infrastructure, business partnerships, neighborhood livability and sustainability.   CEAC members are:

Steven Ames, Steven Ames Planning, Bend 2030

Scott Aycock, COIC

Whitney Cox, OSU-Cascades student

Todd Dunkelberg, Deschutes County Library

Brad Henry, Bend-La Pine Schools

Don Horton, Bend Parks and Recreation

Connie Kearney, OSU alumnus

Lee Kearney, OSU alumnus

Eric King, City of Bend

Michael LaLonde, Bend Chamber of Commerce Board

Roger Lee, EDCO

Mike McLandress, neighborhood representative

Christy McLeod, BMC

Jim Middleton, Central Oregon Community College

Jeff Monson, Commute Options

Angela  Price, Pacific Power 

Dennis Shaberg, Deschutes Economic Alliance

Bill Smith, William Smith Properties (Old Mill District)

Andrew Spreadborough,  COIC

Stacey Stemach, neighborhood representative 

Karen Swirsky, Land Conservation & Development, Governor's Regional Solutions Center

Oran Teater, OSU-Cascades Advisory Board

Kim Travis, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Governor's Regional Solutions Center

Allan Unger, Deschutes County Commission

Bill Wagner, Chair, Bend Planning Commission 


The committee will meet quarterly.  The next meeting is scheduled for June 25th, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am - location TBD. For information about OSU-Cascades' expansion, click here

Posted April 1, 2013.