The Provost's Council of Deans (PCOD) consists of the provost, the college deans, the Vice President for OSU-Cascades, with the Senior Vice Provost and the Special Assistant to the Provost attending. It serves as a venue for shared strategic thinking and collaboration on college and university-wide matters. The work of the PCOD, in collaboration with the provost’s team and other senior academic leaders of the University, is guided by a leadership ethos developed and adopted in September 2014.

Dan Arp serves as Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences.  Dan has been at Oregon State University since 1990 and is a Distinguished Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is Oregon's principal resource for knowledge about agriculture and food systems. It is also a major source of knowledge about environmental quality, natural resources, rural economies and communities, and life sciences. Not only does the college offer numerous popular undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campus and through distance education, but it also is committed to public service. That public service includes an active Extension agriculture program in Oregon. If you're an Oregonian, chances are there's an Extension agriculture faculty member in an office not far from where you live.

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Scott Ashford serves as Dean for the College of Engineering. He brings experience in both higher education and industry to this leadership position. In his role as dean, Ashford oversees the college’s four schools and one department, with 250 faculty and staff, serving more than 6,700 students. 

The College of Engineering at Oregon State University delivers impactful learning experiences that inspire solutions to complex global problems. We leverage mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, academic institutions, government, and other entities to foster collaboration; encourage synergies in teaching, research, and innovation; and strengthen Oregon’s future by commercializing faculty and student inventions.

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Toni Doolen was appointed dean of the University Honors College on June 16, 2012, and recently appointed dean of the College of Education. In addition to leading the University Honors College, which partners with every academic college at the university, Toni also works with the university community to increase the number and diversity of high-achieving students enrolling at and graduating from OSU.

College of Education

The College of Education strives to be an international leader in innovative research and in the preparation of scholars, educational leaders, counselors, and lifelong learning leaders in two signature areas critical to an increasingly complex and global society: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and cultural and linguistic diversity. Through our research and professional preparation, we contribute to the development of a literate citizenry prepared to be engaged, reflective, creative, and caring members of their communities and the world.

University Honors College

Since its establishment in 1995, the University Honors College at Oregon State provides the most outstanding undergraduates in each of the university’s academic colleges unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to help them explore their fields and evolve into creative thinkers whose world-class abilities are magnified by global perspectives. Graduates of the University Honors College have the ability to contribute to the creation of new knowledge in one or more scholarly areas of study and the capacity to further meaningful dialog that crosses disciplinary perspectives. 

Roy Haggerty serves as Dean for the College of Science as of August 2017. He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Research and previously as Interim Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS).

In the College of Science, our passions are broad and far-reaching. Our researchers have access to world-class facilities that help them solve critical problems, from energy conservation and ecosystem survival, to healthy aging and clean water supplies. Attracting students from around the world, we create experiences for them that go beyond the classroom. The College of Science is home to some of the best scientific facilities and labs in the Northwest and beyond, supporting our researchers' work and their ability to make fundamental discoveries.

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Becky Johnson is Vice President for Oregon State University-Cascades and Professor of Forest Resources. In her role, Becky is leading the development and expansion of OSU’s first and only branch campus, and the only baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution based in Central Oregon. She has extensive experience in academic leadership and administration. Prior to becoming Vice President for OSU-Cascades, Becky served as OSU’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs in OSU’s College of Forestry. Her research expertise is in the estimation of the economic value and impact of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She received a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS and PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. Becky’s Executive Assistant is Shawn Taylor.

Thomas Maness serves as the Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry and Director of the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory. Dr. Maness has led the development of a new forestry professional school program and new graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and redefined the college’s research mission through the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes, an innovative research institute dedicated to developing adaptive forest management techniques that integrate social, ecological and economic objectives across the landscape.

The College of Forestry has been educating professionals for a century and is recognized as a world-class center for teaching, research, and outreach on forest landscapes. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in three departments, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Wood Science and Engineering, and operates 15,000 acres of College Forests, most of it within minutes of campus.

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Roberta Marinelli serves as Dean for the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.  Prior to coming to Oregon State University, she was the Executive Director of the University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

CEOAS operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus and the Elakha, a 54-foot coastal research vessel, and has approximately 104 faculty, 220 graduate students and 613 undergraduate students.

Graduate programs include a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management, and Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography. The new undergraduate program in Earth Sciences, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate students, a national honors college for the Earth. 

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Mitzi M. Montoya became the Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business at Oregon State University in August 2015. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership of the college, which is focused on innovation and entrepreneurship and serves more than 5,800 students, including 3,900 business majors and pre-majors, nearly 850 business and entrepreneurship minors, 250 graduate students and more than 800 design students.

Dr. Montoya serves on the board of several startup ventures and has advised many organizations on topics related to innovation and marketing strategy. Her consulting experience includes work with organizations such as the Center for Creative Leadership, EDUCAUSE, Xerox, Dow Chemical Company, IBM, MeadWestvaco, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Raytheon, Martin Marietta Materials, DaimlerChrysler, Cotton Incorporated and Koch/INVISTA, among others.

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F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, MHS, serves as Dean for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as of October 31, 2016.  Javier is a leading epidemiologist and population health expert who brings more than 30 years of expertise and passion for public health to the CPHHS, which became Oregon’s first nationally accredited college of public health in 2014.

As Oregon’s first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences, we take on our greatest challenges to health, using science and community engagement to ensure health and well-being for individuals, families and communities in Oregon and beyond. The college is a standout among other schools and colleges of public health because outreach – in the form of the OSU Extension Service – is built in. In addition to being one of only a handful of schools of public health at a land grant institution, it is the only school with this level of connection to communities.

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Larry Rodgers has served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of English at OSU since 2008.  He was Executive Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences from 2009-2016. As Dean, Dr. Rodgers has overseen a wide-ranging transformation of the College of Liberal Arts that includes reorganization into six Schools, the addition of three new PhD programs and a range of new on-campus and online masters degrees. 

Success follows opportunity. In the College of Liberal Arts opportunities for academic success and enhanced professionalism are provided to all. Students gain the skills and knowledge required to integrate creative problem-solving with a sense of social responsibility and involvement in activities that enrich the cultural life of the university, Corvallis, the state of Oregon and the entire world.

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Susan Tornquist serves as Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Clinical Pathology. She has Bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, an M.S. from the University of New Mexico, a DVM from Colorado State University and residency training and a PhD from Washington State University.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU serves the needs of Oregon, the nation, and the world by training the next generation of practice-ready veterinarians, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical services, and supporting the continuing education of veterinary practitioners. Biomedical research conducted at the college increasingly expands the scope of veterinary medicine to address both animal health issues and the relevance of animal diseases to public health.

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Mark Zabriskie serves as Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The College of Pharmacy prepares professional and graduate students of today to be the pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical sciences researchers of tomorrow. The College contributes to improving human health by advancing patient care and through the discovery of new drug leads and understanding how medicines work. The College's primary goals are professional and graduate instruction, research, service, and promotion of lifelong learning for its graduates.

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Meeting and Topic Management, Communications Coordination: Gigi Bruce, Special Assistant to the Provost

Principals only, topic-specific guests will be invited as appropriate.