Jan 06, 2021

The Oregon State University - Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board will meet Jan. 11 and hear reports on expansion efforts, fundraising and advocacy, admissions, and the impact of COVID-19 on student success.

Agenda topics also include breakout discussions related to the pandemic and future resumption efforts. Board members will provide insight on issues such as employee engagement, prospective student and family expectations for the college experience in the next academic year, and innovative affordable housing options for students.

Erika McCalpine, a business faculty member, will share the goals and work underway at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory which was recently established at OSU-Cascades.

In keeping with OSU, state and local public health guidance, members of the public may participate via Zoom. The meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. To participate 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 OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson. For more information visit OSUcascades.edu/board-advisors.

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 35 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.