The leadership of Oregon State University is committed to making and implementing decisions through collaboration, shared governance, transparency, accountability and effective communication. OSU leaders at all levels—the Board of Trustees, president, provost, deans, Faculty Senators, heads and chairs, directors and others—strive to take innovative, creative and entrepreneurial actions that continually move the university toward realizing its vision as a leading land-grant research university.

OSU’s mission is to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. We achieve this by producing graduates competitive in the global economy, supporting a continuous search for new knowledge and solutions, and maintaining a rigorous focus on academic excellence, particularly in the three signature areas of sustainable earth science, human health and wellness, and economic growth and social progress. OSU’s leaders are guided by the university’s current strategic plan, Focus on Excellence.