OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
ROOM 238, SMITH MEMORIAL CENTER
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
January 21, 2000
CALL TO ORDER
An Executive Committee meeting of the State Board of Higher Education was called to order by President Imeson at 10:10 a.m.
On roll call, the following Executive Committee members answered present:
Dr. Herb Aschkenasy
Mr. Jim Willis
Ms. Phyllis Wustenberg
Mr. Tom Imeson
Absent: Mr. Don VanLuvanee, who had a business conflict.
Student Financial Aid Commission
President Imeson announced that the first meeting of the Student Financial Aid Commission was scheduled for January 24. He explained that it is the group charged with studying financial support for postsecondary students and then creating a report offering recommendations on how to advance Oregon's financial assistance agenda. Membership includes himself and former Board member Mark Dodson, who will serve as co-chair along with former Community College Commissioner Roger Bassett. Presidents Reno and Bernstine and Provost Hallick were also named to the Commission, and Chancellor Cox was appointed as an ex-officio member.
Several staff have been working on an interesting, collaborative partnership termed the "Smart Jitney" system. The legislature designated $1.5 million for the development and testing of this innovative transportation system. The Department of Administrative Services requested that OUS serve as the lead state agency to develop this innovative public-private partnership. Vice Chancellor Vines and Director of Business Alliances Jim Coonan are facilitating the project. Vice Chancellor Vines and Senator Eileen Qutub testified yesterday before the legislative Interim Joint Transportation Committee and will testify in February before an Emergency Board Committee to request release of funds to OUS.
Explaining the Smart Jitney concept in greater detail, Dr. Vines said that it involves a wireless hand-held computer system that organizes single-trip carpools. She displayed a hand-held device that each registered participant would use to coordinate rides to common locations.
Central Oregon Regional Advisory Board
Chancellor Cox reported that he recently secured the services of several consultants to work with the Central Oregon Regional Advisory Board. Anticipating an April Board meeting presentation, the Chancellor indicated that much staff work and analysis needed to be completed in the next couple of months to fulfill the requests made by the Board at the December meeting.
Vice Chancellor Anslow
Referring to the recent resignation of Vice Chancellor Anslow, the Chancellor said that he hoped to announce members of the search committee in the near future. He noted that former Board Secretary Virginia Thompson and Ron Anderson, a long-time OUS employee who is now a human resources consultant, would facilitate the search. Vice Chancellor Anslow has agreed to remain with the System until his successor is in place.
The Executive Committee, after agreeing to the reasons for an executive session as described in ORS 192.660(1)(a), for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, dismissed themselves between 10:20 and 11:30 a.m.
RECONVENE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN OPEN SESSION
Upon reconvening the open session of the Executive Committee meeting at 11:31 a.m., President Imeson reported that the Committee had considered executive salaries and criteria for compensation of all presidents and the Chancellor, and how they relate to performance indicators. He concluded the meeting by saying that this issue will be considered by the full Board at its next meeting on February 18, 2000.
The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 11:32 a.m.
Secretary of the Board
President of the Board