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July 12, 1999            

Contact:     Bob Bruce, 503-725-5714

Fall Fees Top Agenda for Friday's Higher Ed Board Meeting in Coos Bay

PORTLAND - The Oregon State Board of High Education will consider approval of 1999-2000 academic year fee schedules for Oregon's seven public universities this week.

The State Board will meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, in Newmark Center on the campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay. The meeting is being held in conjunction with a Thursday visit to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston and a 4 p.m. joint meeting with the Southwestern Oregon Community College Board to discuss development of the new Southwestern Oregon University Center.

The Southwestern Oregon University Center is the newest in a series of OUS regional centers being developed to make higher education more accessible to Oregonians. Other established centers include the Central Oregon University Center in Bend and the CAPITAL Center in Washington County.

Action items on the board's Friday agenda include:

- A property purchase to add 12 units to the Orchard Court family housing complex at Oregon State University;
- A proposed 20-year building lease for the Central Oregon University Center in a new building being constructed on the campus of Central Oregon Community College;
- A 24-year ground lease to add the University Center building to the campus of Portland State University;
- Authorization to issue $100 million in self-liquidating, general obligation bonds that will finance needed construction, maintenance and repair on OUS campuses and
- Approval to offer a new baccalaureate degree in information technology at Oregon Institute of Technology and two graduate certificates at the University of Oregon.

The board is also expected to receive reports on academic program reviews conducted in 1998-99, the strategic communications plan, a status report on the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, and an update on a report being prepared for the Office of Civil Rights on the modified tuition waiver program that replaced underrepresented minority scholarships.

The scheduled Thursday and Friday meetings are open to the public.

 

 

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