We all have reason to be especially proud today of our university and its progress – Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved our new mission statement and its members described our strategic planning work as “exemplary” and “energizing.”
At my annual State of the University Address a few weeks ago, I suggested to the campus that Southern Oregon University can become our state’s University for the Future. It’s an idea that has developed over the past year as SOU created a strategic plan to serve as our roadmap.
There is one important thing I want to call your attention to before Winter break begins. Last month, Ballot Measure 101 qualified for a special statewide election to be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. I hope that each and every one of you will participate in the democratic process and exercise your right to vote.
I’m particularly pleased today to share several pieces of good news – relatively speaking – considering the challenges our campus worked through together this winter and spring. Most of my update for you comes by way of the Oregon Legislature, and it will benefit every student at SOU.
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This is a day for cautious optimism that SOU’s tuition increase for the 2017-18 academic year may not be as high as anticipated, based on action by the Education Subcommittee of the Oregon Legislature’s budget-writing joint Ways and Means Committee.
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