To: OSU Campus Community

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

Date: April 16, 2018


Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that Susana Rivera-Mills will become Provost and Executive Vice President of Ball State University in Muncie, IN., effective July 1.

We congratulate Susana on this appointment and wish her every success in this next phase of her career.

Susana joined Oregon State’s faculty in the fall of 2007. During her time at OSU, she has served as professor of Spanish Linguistics, Director of CLA Student Success and Diversity Advancement, Interim Director and Founder of the Center of Latin@ Studies and Engagement, Associate and Executive Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and most recently, Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Learning Innovation. She also has represented OSU with great effectiveness in the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of leading universities seeking to innovate in ways that advance student success.

Susana has contributed in multiple ways to the University’s goal to increase and equalize undergraduate persistence, graduation, and career success, and her efforts have had a direct and positive impact. She has been deeply involved in developing mentoring and leadership programs for faculty and students; building community partnerships; implementing student engagement strategies; improving advising approaches; advancing diversity at OSU and in higher education broadly; and promoting equity and inclusion. Most recently, she has worked to improve our teaching and learning programs and to simplify the academic program approval process, in order to speed the pace of curricular innovation. Her passion and commitment have inspired many.

We will have an opportunity to celebrate Susana’s contributions to Oregon State before her departure in June. Meanwhile, I will be working with Susana and others on a succession plan for her role.

Best wishes,


Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President