Jayathi Murthy

Oregon State University's
16th President

Meet Oregon State University’s next president from this news release and in the video message found below.

Kirk Schueler
Chair, OSU Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Presidential Search Update

Welcome OSU’s 16th president

Dear Members of the OSU Community,

Join me in welcoming Dr. Jayathi Murthy as the 16th president of Oregon State University.

This morning, the university’s Board of Trustees concluded a national search for OSU’s next president by selecting Dr. Murthy, a national leader in higher education engineering teaching, research and service, and advancing diversity equity and inclusion. I hope you join me in celebrating her appointment and learning more about her from this news release.

Dr. Murthy has served as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science since January 2016, and previously worked at several other top engineering universities and in the private sector.

Dr. Murthy will take office on Sept. 9 and brings significant experience in working to advance inclusive excellence and expand higher education access and success for all students. She is a committed and engaged collaborator and communicator among students, faculty and staff.

As OSU’s president Dr. Murthy will advance teaching, research, creative scholarship and the university’s extension and engagement mission. She will help further the university’s contributions and impact across Oregon, the nation and globally.

On behalf of all members of OSU’s Board of Trustees, I thank each of you for your contributions to OSU and for your involvement in the important process to help select the university’s next president.


Kirk Schueler
OSU Board of Trustees