- Strategic Plan
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.
|Andrea Ballinger serves as OSU's cheif information officer and the vice provost for information and technology, 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. She received an undergraduate degree in finance and master's from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her 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. Belinda received undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from Clemson University.|
|Jack Barth is executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) and professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. An expert in coastal oceanography and marine low-oxygen zones, he holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. 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. He received an undergraduate degree in geology from Rice University and a Ph.D. in earth sciences from the University of California at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His executive assistant is Mealoha McFadden.|
|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 received an undergraduate degree in English from Loras College and master's degree in marketing and management from the University of Maryland University College. His assistant is Joy Jorgensen.|
Gigi Bruce is chief assistant to the provost and executive vice president. In this role, she assists the provost on major strategic and administrative initiatives, helps develop and coordinate the work plan of the Office of the Provost, manages senior leadership searches, serves as administrative and business manager of the Office of the Provost, and oversees the office's engagement and communications. She also serves as the 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. In her career at OSU, Gigi has assisted three provosts and a president and served 15 years as a Faculty Senator. She is assisted by Kayleen Eng, events and communications specialist for the Office of the Provost.
|Rich Duncombe is director of the Impact Studio, a unit that helps teams of OSU faculty, administrators and staff to develop, incubate and launch bold new ideas that will advance the university’s strategic goals and contribute to its financial strength. Rich earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from he University of California at 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 an international admissions recruitment and teaching center with 900 students and 140 staff and faculty. He has worked with international students in the UK and US for over three decades as an instructor, faculty member, program manager, and director. In addition to the US, he has lived and worked in the UK, France, Poland, and Ecuador. He is assisted by Susie Conley, operations specialist for INTO OSU.|
|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 received an undergraduate degree in computer science from Columbia University, a master's degree in mathematics from Portland State University, and a master's degree and Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her 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. His executive assistant is Kate Moses.|
|Dan Larson is the vice provost for student affairs. He 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 received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University) and a master’s degree in college student services and administration from Oregon State University. His executive assistant is Erin Wirkkala.|
|Ivory W. Lyles is the vice provost for extension and engagement and director of the OSU Extension Service. He 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 received a Ph.D. in agricultural education, community, and rural development from The Ohio State University. His executive assistant is Kim Tarrant.|
|Philip Mote is the vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. In this role, he 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. He received an undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. His executive assistant is Kim LeMay.|
|Richard Settersten is the vice provost for faculty affairs. In this role, he oversees university-level programs designed to build and support an outstanding and diverse faculty; programs and initiatives to develop academic leaders; implementation of the university's strategic plan; university policies and procedures; and faculty personnel matters and labor relations. He also serves as the university's senior international officer, charged with leading the development and implementation of OSU's internationalization strategies. Rick is University Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and holder of the Barbara Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy. He received a Ph.D. in human development and social policy from Northwestern University. His executive assistant is Sara Daly.|
Lisa Templeton is the associate provost for Ecampus, which blends 21st century innovation with 150+ years of university excellence to give people everywhere access to a life-changing education from OSU. Lisa oversees Ecampus' partnerships with more than 800 OSU faculty members, award-winning instructional design and multimedia support, academic success counseling programs, marketing and enrollment service, development of new online technologies and pedagogies, and the development of open educational resources. Lisa received an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, a master's in adult education from Oregon State University, and a certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Online Education from the Online Learning Consortium and Penn State University. Her executive assistant is Staci Beymer.