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OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
ROOM 338, SMITH MEMORIAL CENTER
PORTLAND, OREGON

May 19, 2000

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting of the State Board of Higher Education was called to order at 11:32 a.m. by President Imeson.

ROLL CALL

On roll call, the following members of the Board answered present:

Ms. Leslie Lehmann
Dr. Geri Richmond
Mr. Don VanLuvanee
Mr. Jim Willis
Ms. Phyllis Wustenberg
Mr. Tom Imeson

Absent: Dr. Herb Aschkenasy, Mr. Shawn Hempel, Mr. David Koch, Mr. Jim Lussier, and Mr. Bill Williams.

NAMING OF INTERIM PRESIDENT OF SOU

Chancellor Cox requested that the Board, by motion, instruct him to offer the position of interim president of Southern Oregon University to Dr. Sara Hopkins-Powell. Further, he asked the Board to direct him to negotiate with her the terms of her contract and bring it before the Board for its consideration at the June 16, 2000, meeting.

On roll call vote, the following voted in favor of the Chancellor's recommendations: Directors Lehmann, Richmond, VanLuvanee, Willis, Wustenberg, and Imeson. Those voting no: none.

Dr. Hopkins-Powell expressed her gratitude for the Board's vote of support, saying that she looked forward to the opportunity.

Saying that he was delighted with the Board's decision, President Reno indicated that Dr. Hopkins-Powell's "heart and soul are truly given to the institution. I know she will do an outstanding job and Southern is in extraordinarily capable hands with her."

ADJOURNMENT

The Board meeting adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board


Tom Imeson
President of the Board