Aug 25, 2021

The Oregon State University - Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board will consider future campus enrollment growth at its Sept. 1 meeting.

The board meeting will take place from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Edward J. Ray Hall, Room 13 on the OSU-Cascades campus.  Members of the public may attend virtually.

OSU-Cascades is slated to grow over time to 3,000 to 5,000 students. Last fall, 1,374 students were enrolled at the Bend campus with 59% of students from Central Oregon and 29% from the rest of Oregon.

At the meeting, board members will participate in breakout sessions and report back to the full board with recommended strategies for future enrollment growth.

Following the meeting, board members will tour Edward J. Ray Hall, which will open for students this fall.    

To participate in the meeting virtually 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 Interim Vice President Andrew Ketsdever. For more information, visit OSUcascades.edu/board-advisors.

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.