Imagining OSU's Future, Together

Join university colleagues in developing OSU’s next strategic plan.


A Message From the President and Provost

The university is engaged in the development of OSU’s next strategic plan. The new plan will succeed our current 2019-2023 plan — Strategic Plan 4.0: Transformation, Excellence and Impact — beginning in January 2024. A steering committee of faculty, staff and students is guiding the planning effort and we invite everyone within the university to contribute their expertise and ideas during this planning process. At OSU, we aspire to create and share knowledge that changes the world for the better. As an institution of higher learning, we define our success not by how elite or exclusive we are, but rather by who we include and help to achieve their academic, career and life goals. We need your energy and creativity to help build the roadmap that achieves this inclusive excellence vision.

Among many other things, the planning effort will ask:

  • How can we ensure every student succeeds in the pursuit of their academic goals?
  • In what new and promising areas of teaching and discovery should we invest to increase OSU’s distinctive and positive impact?
  • What is an ideal mix and scale of teaching and learning modes for OSU’s diverse population of learners?
  • How can OSU become even stronger in contributing solutions to critical issues related to climate, food, water, energy, socioeconomics and health?

The Office of the Provost website provides detailed information about the strategic planning process. In addition to participating in dialogue and engagement sessions to be held throughout the university in winter and spring terms, you may provide input directly through the strategic plan website. We will be updating the site regularly as planning proceeds.

Please join us in imagining the university’s future and charting how we will achieve it, together.


Jayathi Y. Murthy, President

Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

University Town Halls

Hosted by President Murthy and Provost Feser, the Town Halls are scheduled as follows. All Town Halls will be open to everyone and will provide an opportunity for participants to think expansively about OSU's mission, areas of distinction, current initiatives and strategic imperatives of the University. 

Date Time Town Hall
5 April 2023 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Zoom only

This will be the only virtual option.

Zoom Town Hall Recording

18 April 2023 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

OSU-Cascades campus, RAYH 011-013

In-person only.

20 April 2023 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Corvallis campus, MU Horizon Room

In-person only. 

Strategic Planning Committee

Meet members of the steering committee who will guide OSU’s strategic plan development and review the committee charge here.

Contribute to OSU’s Future Plan

Share your input and suggestions on the university's next strategic plan.

Community Engagement Essential in Planning Process

As you engage in this planning process, we ask you to bring big ideas, big ambitions and a sense of urgency and excitement. We also ask that we continue to take note of Oregon State University’s unique culture of collaboration and 154-year tradition of providing impactful teaching, research and community engagement on behalf of others across Oregon, the nation and the world.