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Apr 01, 2022

The Oregon State University - Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board will hear reports on enrollment and academics, and a presentation on the creative writing graduate program at its April 11 meeting.

The meeting will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Obsidian Hall, Room 207 on the OSU-Cascades campus.  The meeting is open to the public.

Interim Vice President Andrew Ketsdever will report on academic and enrollment updates, as well as on plans for the innovation district to be developed on the OSU-Cascades campus.

Laurie Chesley, president of Central Oregon Community College, will provide an update on latest developments  at the community college.

Board members will discuss ways to leverage the success and potential of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

The MFA program launched in 2013 and attracts students from around the country and a faculty of diverse and award-winning authors. Alumni include award-winning and published writers, editors, writing teachers and founders of writers’ workshops and collectives. The program is led by Jennifer Reimer, a poet and scholar interested in culture, race, gender and migration.

After a presentation by Reimer and Jennifer Delahunty, a consultant advising on the MFA curriculum, board members will discuss opportunities for the program in the areas of community engagement, event programming and innovation.

To participate in the meeting or for accommodations for disabilities, contact info@osucascades.edu or 541-322-3100.

The Advocacy and Advisory Board is made up of community members who provide advice and support to Interim Vice President Ketsdever. For more information, visit OSUcascades.edu/board-advisors.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this release listed an incorrect meeting location.

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of mountains and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a top-tier research university where small classes accelerate faculty-student mentoring. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.