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 would like to hear from the entire OSU community and diverse stakeholders. The Board will be gathering input at listening sessions and through an on-line survey.

Input received will help the Board develop a presidential profile, which will describe the opportunity and challenges that the next president will provide leadership in addressing and the recommended skills, attributes and credentials our next president may need to possess. Input gathered by the Board at listening sessions and through the survey will be summarized and used to inform the leadership profile, which will be posted on this webpage.

Once approved by the Board, the presidential profile will serve as the basis by which a presidential search committee recruits and identifies potential candidates starting in the fall.  More information about the search process is available here

Listening sessions provided starting point in presidential search

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.

Open Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30
8 - 9 am
OSU Portland Center, Classroom 2047
Portland

Open Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30
10:30 - 11:30 am
OSU Portland Center, Classroom 2047
Portland

Faculty Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30

1 - 2 pm
Memorial Union Horizon Room
Corvallis
Session Recording

Student Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Native American Longhouse Eena Haws Gathering Hall
Corvallis
Recording unavailable

Open Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
Newport

Open Community Listening Session
Tuesday, April 30

5 - 6 pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
Newport

Faculty Listening Session
Wednesday, May 1

11 - 11:45 am
Memorial Union Horizon Room
Corvallis
Session Recording

Open Listening Session
Wednesday, May 1

11 am - noon
OSU-Cascades, Tykeson Hall Room 111
Bend

Staff Listening Session
Wednesday, May 1

2 - 2:45 pm
Memorial Union Horizon Room
Corvallis
Session Recording

Student Listening Session
Wednesday, May 1

3 - 4 pm
Student Experience Center Room 112
Corvallis
Session Recording

Open Community Listening Session
Wednesday, May 1

6:30 - 8 pm
City of Corvallis Library
Corvallis

For accommodations or questions, please contact (541) 737-3449 or presidentialsearch@oregonstate.edu at least 48 hours in advance.