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State Higher Education Board to Meet at PSU on Friday

WHEN: The Oregon State Board of Higher Education will hold a special board meeting on Friday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Cascades Room 236/4.

WHAT: On the agenda for the meeting:

  • OUS Funding Priorities / Reduction Alternatives: Review Quality Funding Index (QFI) and priorities and reduction alternatives as required by legislative hearing.
  • Tuition for 2003-2005: Ratify 2002-03 temporary increases and present preliminary proposals for 2003-2005.
  • Enrollment Planning: Review of enrollments that may be supported in 2003-2005 in light of projected state General Fund, tuition, and relationship to quality.

WHO: In attendance will be (see for name listings):
Oregon State Board of Higher Education members; Chancellor Richard Jarvis of the Oregon University System; Presidents of Oregon University System institutions; Vice Chancellors of the Oregon University System

WHERE: Portland State University is located in downtown Portland. For directions go to:

The Oregon University System (OUS) comprises seven distinguished public universities, reaching more than one million people each year through on-campus classes, statewide public services and lifelong learning. The Oregon State Board of Higher Education, the statutory governing board of OUS, is composed of eleven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate.

All of the meetings are open to the public. Copies of Board dockets, past meeting minutes and notices and other meeting reference materials are available at:


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