July 7, 1999

TO: MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A regular meeting and executive session of the State Board of Higher Education will be held on Friday, July 16, 1999. In conjunction with these meetings, the Executive Committee will convene on Thursday, July 15, in both closed and open sessions. A telephone conference call meeting of the System Strategic Planning (SSP) Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14. All meetings, with the exception of SSP, will be held on the campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon, in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

Wednesday, July 14, 1999
10:30 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Telephone Conference Call

Telephone conference sites for the public will be at the following locations:

Eugene: Room 121, Susan Campbell Hall, University of Oregon
Portland: Suite 850, 1600 SW Fourth Avenue
Salem: Room 126, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol St. NE

The purpose of the meeting is to further review institutional mission statements and preambles.

Thursday, July 15, 1999
2:30 p.m. Executive Session of the Executive Committee
Empire Hall, Conference Room

The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate the performance of Chancellor Cox and OSU President Risser, in accordance with ORS 192.660(1)(i). Pursuant to ORS 192.660(3), representatives of the news media will be allowed to attend, but the Board requires that the discussions and any reports received in this executive session be undisclosed.

3:30 p.m. Executive Committee
Newmark Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct goal-setting sessions with Chancellor Cox and President Risser.

4 p.m. Joint Meeting with the Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Directors
Newmark Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss future plans for collaborative activities in the southern coast region.

A reception and dinner hosted by SWOCC President Kridelbaugh will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Empire Hall cafeteria.

Friday, July 16, 1999
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Board meeting (includes a working lunch)
Newmark Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Immediately after the Board convenes, it will move into a 15-20 minute executive session in Newmark Center, Room 116. This session, from which the public is excluded, is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(d), for the purpose of deliberations with its labor negotiator(s). Pursuant to ORS 192.660(3), representatives of the news media are excluded from this executive session.

Telephone messages for Board members and institution officials attending the meetings may be called to Southwestern Oregon Community College, (541) 888-7400. If special accommodations are required, please contact the Board's office 72 hours in advance.

Cordially,

Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board