Senior administrators reporting to the provost and executive vice president oversee the central university units and initiatives that support and advance the academic goals of OSU.

As vice provost for information and technology, Andrea Ballinger serves as OSU’s chief information and technology officer, providing vision and leadership for the IT environment in support of OSU’s mission. She leads the Division of University Information and Technology (UIT), comprised of the units of Information Services, Information Security, and Institutional Analytics and Reporting, which provide the information technologies and services that enable Oregon State’s teaching, learning, research, engagement, and administrative activities. She has held senior-level roles at Louisiana State University, Illinois State University, and the University of Illinois System, and has experience modernizing IT ecosystems and implementing ERPs, CRMs and business intelligence environments. Andrea also spent ten years in banking and finance. She holds a BA in finance and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Andrea’s executive assistant is Lisa Wetherell.
Belinda Batten is senior advisor for special initiatives and professor of mechanical engineering. She provides research, planning, and evaluation support for university strategic initiatives and major projects in both the academic and administrative domains. She has served as director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (now the Pacific Marine); head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; and executive associate dean in the College of Engineering. Internationally renowned for research in modeling and control of distributed parameter systems and the development of computational algorithms for reduced order controllers, Belinda holds a PhD from Clemson University, an MS from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a BS from the University of Maryland.
Jack Barth is executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) and professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. Building on a deep history of nationally ranked academic programs, world-leading research, and premier facilities in Corvallis and on the coast, MSI is pioneering a new multi-disciplinary teaching, research, and engagement model to help sustain healthy oceans and ensure wellness, environmental health, and economic prosperity for future generations. An expert in coastal oceanography and marine low-oxygen zones, Jack holds a PhD in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. He serves on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Coordinating Council. Jack is a Fellow of The Oceanography Society and the American Meteorological Society. His administrative assistant is Virginia Neylon.
Sherm Bloomer is associate vice president of budget and resource planning and professor of geology and geophysics. Reporting both to the vice president for finance and administration and the provost and executive vice president, Sherm oversees the development of the university’s education and general funds (E&G) budget, provision of university-wide fiscal planning support, development of tuition rate projections and recommendations for university senior leadership, and budget management and reporting. Before his current role, he served as dean of the College of Science. He holds a BS in geology from Rice University and a PhD in earth sciences from the University of California at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His executive assistant is Laurie Henry.
Jon Boeckenstedt is vice provost for enrollment management. He oversees enrollment planning and projections, the conduct of internal market analysis and interpretation of external analysis and trends, strategy development regarding the allocation of undergraduate student institutional awards and scholarships, and the offices that recruit, admit, and provide financial support to students to OSU. Before joining OSU, Jon served for seventeen years as associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing at DePaul University. He holds a BA in English from Loras College and an MS in marketing and management from the University of Maryland University College. Jon's assistant is Joy Jorgensen.
In her role as chief assistant to the provost and executive vice president, Gigi Bruce supports the provost on major strategic and administrative initiatives, works with senior university administrators and other colleagues across the University to make effective use of the provost's time, collaborates with the senior vice provost on the Office of the Provost work plan and agendas, and oversees project management to advance the provost's priorities. She manages senior leadership searches, serves as administrative and business manager of the Office of the Provost, and oversees engagement and communications. She serves as Secretary to the INTO OSU Joint Venture Board and works closely with the vice provost for faculty affairs to advance OSU’s broader internationalization goals. To date, Gigi has served three provosts and a president and served fifteen years as a Faculty Senator.
Rich Duncombe is director of the Impact Studio, a place for teams of OSU faculty, administrators and staff to develop, test and incubate bold new ideas that will advance the university’s strategic goals. Rich has built organizations within Fortune 50 technology companies and universities and is passionate about catalyzing initiatives that drive institutional innovation. He strives to develop innovation systems that advance an organization’s mission, deliver growth, change the culture in positive ways, and motivate employees. His leadership includes company founder, business unit VP, and university director. Rich holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of California Berkeley and a BSEE from Oregon State University. He is assisted by Jesse Mraz, administrator of operations for the Impact Studio.
Bob Gilmour is executive director of INTO Oregon State University. In this role, Bob provides leadership for a teaching center with 900 students and 140 staff and faculty. He has over 26 years of experience working with international students in UK and US universities as an instructor, faculty member, program manager, and director. He has lived and worked in France, Poland, and Ecuador, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including multimedia online learning environments and international student engagement. He spends a lot of time traveling the world meeting with students who are looking to study at OSU. In his spare time, he rides his road bike around the Oregon countryside, sings and plays guitar in a band, and competes in a wide variety of games against his two boys. 
Alix Gitelman is vice provost for academic affairs, senior vice provost, and professor of statistics. As vice provost for academic affairs, she collaborates with the academic deans, the Faculty Senate, and other administrators to advance the university’s goal of offering high-quality instructional programs onsite, online, and in a hybrid format; designing diverse and affordable pathways to OSU undergraduate degrees; creating more opportunities for undergraduate student research and experiential learning; and delivering instruction using leading-edge pedagogies and technologies. She oversees the University Libraries and OSU Press and university accreditation. In her role as senior vice provost, Alix assists in developing and executing the shared work plan of the Office of the Provost and represents the provost in his absence. Alix holds a BA in computer science from Columbia University, an MS in mathematics from Portland State University, and MS and PhD degrees in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is in statistical methods for the environmental and ecological sciences. Alix’s Executive Assistant is Mary Gardner.
Andrew Ketsdever is interim vice president of Oregon State University-Cascades and professor of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering. In his role, Andrew works to advance OSU’s twin goals of developing OSU-Cascades as a highly innovative branch campus that provides access to a land-grant research university education in central Oregon and serving students from Oregon and beyond who are seeking a small research university learning experience. Formerly he served as dean of academic affairs and the chief academic officer of OSU-Cascades, with responsibility for expanding degree programs and supporting research and faculty development. Prior to joining OSU, Andrew was professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he also served as department chair. His executive assistant is Kate Moses.
In his role as vice provost for student affairs, Dan Larson provides leadership and oversight of programs designed to provide an outstanding student experience and ensure student success, including co-curricular academic achievement and progress programs and student life programs and services. He oversees fraternity and sorority life and student conduct, diversity programming and the cultural centers, student leadership and involvement programs, counseling and health services, career development, international student support services, housing and dining, recreational sports, and the student union. Dan holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University) and a master’s in college student services and administration from OSU, and has served as associate vice provost and interim dean of student life, associate vice provost and executive director of university housing and dining services, and interim director of facilities services.
As vice provost for extension and engagement and director of the OSU Extension Service, Dr. Ivory W. Lyles provides leadership and oversight of Oregon State University’s nationally  regarded extension and engagement programs, including faculty, staff, and offices in every county in the state. Ivory works to create opportunities for extension experts to engage with business people, growers, foresters, youth, and community leaders across Oregon, and to focus inquiry and teaching on issues important to Oregon communities. He has served as director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and associate dean for engagement in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at UNR; dean and director of Land Grant Programs at Alcorn State University; and director of the Cooperative Extension Service and associate vice president of agriculture at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock.  He holds a doctorate in agricultural education, community, and rural development from The Ohio State University. Ivory’s executive assistant is Kim Tarrant.
In his role as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, Philip Mote collaborates with the deans and other OSU leaders to advance the university’s goals of excellence in graduate education, graduate student academic and professional success, increased diversity in the graduate student population, and the efficient and effective administration of graduate programs. Before his current appointment, Philip served as associate dean for strategic initiatives in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. He is the co-leader of the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium for the Northwest and was the founding director of the Northwest Climate Science Center for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Philip holds a bachelor’s in physics from Harvard University and a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. Philip’s executive assistant is Kim LeMay.
As vice provost for faculty affairs, Richard Settersten oversees university-level programs to build and support an outstanding and diverse faculty; programs and initiatives to develop academic leaders; implementation of the university's strategic plan; development and implementation of OSU’s internationalization strategies; university policies and procedures; and faculty personnel matters and labor relations. Rick is University Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and holder of the Barbara Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy. He served as head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and was founding director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. He holds a PhD in human development and social policy from Northwestern University. Rick’s executive assistant is Sara Daly.
As associate provost for Ecampus, Lisa Templeton leads a team dedicated to making OSU's online programs among the very best in the country. Ecampus encompasses the university's top-ranked degree programs delivered online in partnership with OSU’s colleges. Partnering with more than 800 Oregon State faculty members and offering award-winning instructional design and multimedia support, Ecampus provides online students with access to vital resources like academic success counseling, OSU Libraries, exam proctoring, and free tutoring. Ecampus also provides marketing and enrollment services for colleges, develops new online technologies and pedagogies, and advances the development of open educational resources. Lisa received her bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, an EdM in adult education from Oregon State University, and a certificate from the Institute for Leadership in Online Education from the Online Learning Consortium and Penn State University. Lisa's executive assistant is Staci Beymer.