Portland Sustainability Leaders

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Business and civic leaders, experts, teachers, students, and citizens from all walks of life contributing to the leadership of Portland, Oregon as the most sustainability conscious city in the United States.

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Can a Private Business Model Work for Public Universities?
Published on Jan 29, 2015, but Presented on October 23, 2009

Kirby Dyess, OR Board of Higher Education, '04-'08; John von Schlagell, OR Board of Higher Education, '04-'08; Donald Blair, OR Board of Higher Education, '04-'08

"In 2004, Governor Kulongoski wanted to create an innovative and entrepreneurial system of administration that would stabilize income and costs for Oregon’s public universities. To accomplish this, he appointed a number of prominent businesspeople to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. In 2008, three of these appointees completed their terms and have since claimed that outdated organizational structures prevented their ability to make the fundamental changes necessary to achieve the Governor’s higher education goals.
On October 23, City Club welcomes these three former Board of Higher Education members – Kirby Dyess, Donald Blair and John von Schlegell – who will discuss their experiences on the Board.  Local news story is here.

EarthSayers Donald Blair; Kirby Dyess; John von Schlagell

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