June 21, 2002
Contact: Bob Bruce, 503-725-5714
Bend Executive Elected State Board President
PORTLAND - Bend hospital executive Jim Lussier has been elected the new president of the State Board of Higher
He was elected here Friday, June 21, 2002, when the Board also elected Leslie Lehman of Portland as its new vice
president. Both will begin a one-year term as the Board's top elected officers in July and will join members Phyllis
Wustenberg of Bay City, Don VanLuvanee of Portland and Roger Bassett of Salem on the Board's Executive Committee.
Lussier, who serves as president and chief executive officer of the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, is serving
his second four-year term on the Board. He has previously served as a member of the Board's Executive Committee
and past chair of the System Strategic Planning Committee.
Lehman is the executive director of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. She has been a member of the Board since
1999 and has served as the chair of its Systems Strategic Planning Committee.
In other action, the Board:
- Adopted a new policy and procedures for administrating telecommunications license
regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. OUS administers some 176 FCC licenses for broadcast radio,
instructional television and two-way radio communications. The new policy will delegate license management to the
campuses and requires annual reporting to the Chancellor's Office.
- Granted a parking easement at Oregon State University to Corvallis Hospitality,
LLC. The non-exclusive easement will allow the firm to use OSU parking lots adjacent to a new hotel being built
on the campus for special events, and
- Authorized a University of Oregon request to the Legislative Emergency Board for
permission to use Article XI-F bonds in the construction of the UO Many Nations Longhouse project. The $350,000
project, as previously approved by the Legislature, only authorized the use of gift funds for construction. But,
earlier this spring, UO students voted to use $350,000 from student building fees for the project as Article XI-F