To: OSU Faculty and Staff

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

January 17, 2018

Dear OSU Community,

I am writing to share that College of Forestry Dean Thomas Maness announced this morning his intention to begin immediately an approximate six-month change in responsibilities to enable him to complete medical treatment.

As a result, from January 17 to June 30, Executive Associate Dean Anthony Davis will serve as acting dean of the college.

This is a very important time within the college as we continue work on the Oregon Forest Science Complex and expand on the excellent teaching, research, and outreach and engagement that has built one of the finest forestry programs in the world and a source of great pride for Oregon State University. I have every confidence that the College of Forestry will continue to thrive during this period. I also anticipate that Thomas will return to serving as dean by July 1, at which time, Anthony will return to his executive associate dean role.

Together we wish Thomas a complete recovery and a speedy return to his leadership post, and we thank Anthony for his willingness to assume leadership of the college in the interim.

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President