SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers have been unable to agree on how to free some of Oregon's public universities from the control of the statewide higher education board.
The joint Special Committee on University Governance has met 10 times to determine how local university governing boards would function, and it has been unable to answer fundamental questions such as when the boards would be formed, who would sit on them and what connections would remain with the state.
The Register-Guard newspaper reports (http://is.gd/yaZlBu) that the committee has a rough draft of a bill, but the full Legislature will have to fill in many of the details next year.
Public universities are now governed by the State Board of Higher Education. It hires and fires presidents and sets budgets and tuition.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com