Message From OSU Interim President Becky Johnson

Beaver Caucus Advocates—

Thank you for your support. With your help, the legislature increased funding for student financial aid and Oregon State University programs serving student success, research, OSU Extension and outreach programs statewide, and bonding for key building projects at OSU’s Corvallis and Bend campuses.

This support will greatly contribute to student success and graduation, while also advancing the valued statewide work of the OSU Extension Service and OSU research innovation and discovery that serves Oregonians, communities and our state’s economy.

Becky Johnson, OSU Interim President

2021 Legislative Session Update

After what most consider one of the most challenging and strangest legislative sessions in Oregon’s history, the 2021 legislative session adjourned Sine Die in the early evening of Saturday, June 26. The Beaver Caucus once again was a leading champion for:

  • Higher education funding
  • Targeted capital investments, including:
    • Student Success Center at OSU-Cascades
    • Renovation of Cordley Hall

From numerous Zoom meetings with legislators to a furious letter-writing campaign to individual phone calls to legislators throughout the state, the Beaver Caucus used their advocacy expertise and wide breadth of support to encourage the legislature to prioritize these important projects. And the advocacy worked! 

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Thank Your Legislator

Thank you, Beaver Caucus advocates, for helping us make this legislative session a success for higher education and OSU! Your advocacy was key in securing funding for OSU’s capital projects, the Public University Support Fund and the Oregon Opportunity Grant. Please tell your legislators we appreciate their support.

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Bill Perry

The Beaver Caucus is an independent, alumni-led organization. It is a 501(c)4 with an independent board of directors. The Caucus works closely with the OSU Foundation to engage alumni and supporters, giving them the opportunity to amplify their voice and have a substantive impact on state government.