Public engagement launches with teams of experts and community members

As Oregon State University – Cascades creates a long-range development plan for its new campus over the next year and a half, it will consider input of four advisory groups recently formed to build on the work of the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee (CEAC) task forces and provide expertise and insight to campus leaders in the areas of  arts, culture and enrichment; community integration; sustainability; and health and wellness.

Over the next two months, each group will work in facilitated sessions to develop a vision, set priorities and develop recommendations for campus leadership.

The final recommendations will be used as guiding principles by an architecture and engineering design team to create a long range development plan for the expanded campus beyond the initial 10-acre site.  The long range development plan is anticipated to be complete by early summer 2017. Input from members of the advisory groups, as well as members of the public, will be sought at key stages in the creation of the long range development plan.

“These continued community conversations are essential in informing the process to develop a university campus that fits with the values and vision of Bend and our region,” said Kelly Sparks, OSU-Cascades associate vice president for finance and strategic planning.

University officials are also planning a series of public discussions with potential design teams to take place this winter.

The advisory groups include individuals with relevant experience and expertise, as well as former members of the CEAC task forces.  Among the groups’ members are:

  • Stephen Wymer, board member, Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Bernardy, community member, former member of CEAC housing task force
  • Robert Del Mar, field energy analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Erin Foote Marlowe, executive director, Bend 2030
  • Mark Herbert, associate pastor, Holy Communion Church
  • Kelly Hill, Central Oregon Regional Solutions Center liaison, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jessica Jacks, Deschutes County Substance Abuse
  • Susanna Julber, senior policy analyst, City of Bend
  • Susan Keys, senior researcher in public health, OSU-Cascades
  • Elaine Knobbs, director of programs and development,  Mosaic Medical
  • Carol Leone, executive director, Museum at Warm Springs
  • Christy McLeod, chief operating officer, Bend Memorial Clinic
  • René Mitchell, partner, TBD Design
  • Cate O’Hagan, executive director, Arts Central
  • Joe Richie, community member, former member of CEAC neighborhood livability task force
  • Mike Riley, executive director, Central Oregon Environmental Center
  • Sid Snyder, Oregon Landwatch, former member of CEAC task forces
  • Chris Van Dyke, consultant on branding and sustainability issues and a former attorney
  • Cindi Warburton, manager, St. Charles Medical Center
  • Ellen Waterston, founder and former executive director, Nature of Words
  • Dana Whitelaw, executive director, High Desert Museum



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