Selecting Oregon State’s next president is an important moment in our university’s history. Among the Board of Trustees’ core values is making decisions after thoughtful and purposeful deliberation and in accordance with the university’s commitment to shared governance. In alignment with these values, the Board of Trustees sought input from the entire OSU community and diverse stakeholders to help develop a presidential leadership profile.
Development of the profile involved a multi-pronged community engagement effort to gather input on the university’s strengths and the challenges OSU will face over the next 10 years and recommended skills, as well as the qualities and attributes that OSU’s next president should possess. Along with team members from the Witt/Kieffer Executive Search Firm (Witt/Kieffer team), trustees hosted 11 listening sessions across the state for students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors and community members to share their perspectives. The Board also gathered input through an online survey conducted from April 15 to May 20, 2019. In total, more than 159 people participated in the listening sessions and gatherings and 292 surveys and comments were received.
The resulting presidential profile was reviewed and approved by the Board on May 31, 2019. More information about the search process and the leadership profile is available here.
Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees invited members of the university, stakeholders and broader community to participate in listening sessions to share their perspectives about the university’s strengths and the challenges it faces over the next five to 10 years and recommended skills, qualities and attributes that OSU’s next president should best possess. Eleven sessions were hosted at locations across the state.
Sessions hosted on the Corvallis campus were live-streamed and recordings of those sessions are linked below.
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