The purpose of the Oregon State University Board of Visitors (BOV) is to assist the President and members of the OSU Senior Leadership Team to carry out the University’s mission in ways that enhance access, retention and opportunity for traditionally-underrepresented and under-served students, faculty and staff.  Recognizing our shared responsibilities with and to the public, this committee serves to inform our decisions, actions, and presence in the community in mutually-beneficial ways.

Role and Scope

The role of the Board of Visitors is to advise the President and her Cabinet through a focus on access and retention of students, faculty and staff—as well as advance and promote opportunities for greater community engagement and fundraising.

Goals and Objectives

  • Obtain and analyze information that will clarify the challenges facing Oregon State University particularly as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, faculty and staff.
  • Recommend to the president of the university strategies for attracting and retaining students, faculty and staff from underrepresented communities.
  • Serve as a liaison between the university and communities of differences
  • Advance alumni relations and fundraising opportunities on behalf of diversity, equity and inclusion for OSU.


  • Rebecca Arce, Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Sara Curiel Paez, Nonprofit Association of Oregon
  • Sione Filimoehala, Oregon Council of Presidents
  • Vicki Guinn, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
  • Ramona Halcomb, Oregon Department of Education
  • Tim Hall, Chair
  • Joyce Harris, Education Northwest
  • Antonio Jackson, Building Blocks 2 Success
  • Marcianne Koetje, Corvallis School District
  • Piseth Pich, Office of Community Engagement for Washington County
  • Carlos Sequiera, Lane Education Service District
  • Sonny Tan