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President Edward J. Ray

Dr. Ray became Oregon State University’s 14th president in 2003. Since that time, he has led a remarkable transformation. Under President Ray’s leadership, Oregon State has become an internationally recognized public research university. Read More

March 22, 2019: President to step down in 15 months: Read President Ray’s message to the OSU community that he will step down on June 30, 2020 as his five-year contract is concluded.

President Ray's Leadership

Feb. 7, 2019: State of the University Address: Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray called upon state leaders today to invest in the future of all Oregonians by providing more funding for higher education. In his annual State of the University address, Ray urged Oregonians to join him in asking state leaders “to govern as if the future of our state and the lives of our children depend on them.

Jan. 12, 2019: Strategic Plan unveiled: Oregon State University’s strategic plan for 2019-23: Transformation, Excellence and Impact will serve as a guide to OSU’s delivery of exceptional teaching, research, and engagement as Oregon’s statewide university. Review SP4.0 by visiting the university’s strategic plan website.