Senator Michael Dembrow and the university unions organized to end the old system, where the UO Board members nominated the children of their friends to be UO’s student trustees. Here’s the legislative history, check the testimony. Here’s Around the 0:
The University of Oregon Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill two new student trustee positions.
The positions are to be filled by one undergraduate and one graduate student, both of which will be nonvoting members of the board.
The new positions on the board stem from a change in state law that requires two undergraduate student trustee positions: one of which is a voting member while the other is a nonvoting position, with the two terms staggered. The law also adds a graduate student position.
The Associated Students of the University of Oregon is administering the process. The ASUO president will review applications, conduct interviews and nominate top finalists to the Oregon governor for review and selection. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 5.