Founded in 1868 as Oregon’s land grant institution, Oregon State University serves the state, the nation and the world as a premier 21st-century research university. Appointed by and working closely with the university’s governing Board of Trustees, the president is the executive and governing officer of the university, overseeing two campuses and a nationally ranked online degree program that serve 32,000 students, including more than 5,000 graduate students.

Oregon State’s president is the public face of an internationally recognized university that is engaged in exceptional teaching, research, discovery, innovation and engagement. OSU is committed to inclusive excellence and to integrating its research and engagement mission with the delivery of a high-quality, globally relevant and affordable education for the people of Oregon and beyond.

Oregon State’s 15th president will build on the university’s strong legacy during a time of great momentum and will guide the university in realizing a vision of leadership among land grant universities in the integrated creation, sharing and application of knowledge for the betterment of humankind and our global environment.