SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has announced appointments to new higher education boards. The institutional boards will head the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University.
State Bill 270, which passed in July, allows public universities in Oregon to create the independent governing boards. The boards will have the power to hire and fire the school presidents and would have greater control in tuition increases. The boards will be made up of 11 to 14 members serving between two and four years.
Kitzhaber also announced appointments to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, which will allocate state funding to public universities and approve new programs at universities and colleges.
The full list of the appointments, available here, will be sent to Senate for confirmation. Changes will be effective July 2014.