To: OSU Community
From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
21 May 2021
Dear OSU Community:
As noted in my February 26 memo, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Susan Capalbo intends to step down from her administrative position and return to faculty this summer. I also relayed at that time that I have undertaken a review of the administrative units in my office and am making some adjustments that will position them to better advance the academic mission of OSU. Lessons learned during COVID-19 planning and response have also informed the changes.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (previously the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
The Senior Vice Provost (SVP) designation will continue but will not always be coupled with the VPFA position. SVP responsibilities include representing the Provost on a variety of committees and task forces, ensuring alignment and collaboration among all vice provosts and with the Provost’s Council of Deans, and facilitating planning and strategy in the Office of the Provost. The SVP also serves as Acting Provost when necessary. Going forward, I am redefining the SVP role as a three-year assignment with either the VPFA or VPAA eligible to serve. This will create better continuity of leadership as senior leaders gain experience and changes in appointments occur. I am pleased to relay that Alix Gitelman has agreed to assume the SVP responsibilities when Susan vacates her current role.
Your comments and questions are welcome (OSU.Provost@oregonstate.edu).
Provost and Executive Vice President