31 October 2017
To: Oregon State University faculty and staff
From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
and Mike Green, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Dear Oregon State Colleagues:
Like nearly all U.S. public universities, Oregon State University has a significant backlog in needed capital improvements to its buildings and other facilities. This is a serious issue and we are writing to update you on the university’s work to address the backlog in effective and on-going ways.
In addition to implementing more systematic and transparent capital planning through an Infrastructure Working Group established in 2016, the university is employing four strategies to reduce the backlog:
By implementing these strategies, OSU will address the accumulation of deferred maintenance and reduce the backlog by $400 million over the next 10 years. Details about the university’s capital improvement needs and strategic solutions are outlined in a set of FAQs and a comprehensive memo.
Information on the university’s 10-year capital forecast and status of various projects is available from the Office of University Facilities Infrastructure and Operations. If you have questions, please contact Anita Nina Azarenko (email@example.com), associate vice president for university facilities infrastructure and operations.
Ed Feser Mike Green
Provost and Executive Vice President Vice President for Finance and Administration