To enhance student participation with the board, the selection of student members should be determined by their peers. At Portland State University and Oregon State University student leaders allowed their colleagues to apply for the position, an opportunity all Ducks should be afforded as well. The UO should mimic OSU and PSU and establish a committee of students to facilitate this process.
Gov Kitzhaber appointed law student and ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz to the student slot on the board. He was not on Gottfredson’s kitchen sink list, here. According to this September ODE Op-Ed, he nominated himself for the position.