Senior administrative leaders reporting to the Provost are charged with overseeing the units and special initiatives supporting and advancing the academic goals of the University.

Anita Azarenko is the Interim Vice Provost for the Division of Extension and Engagement. In her role, Anita directs the OSU Extension Service, providing strategic leadership and oversight of Oregon State University’s nationally regarded extension, outreach and engagement programs, including faculty, staff and offices in every county in the state. Anita is charged with creating opportunities for extension experts to engage with business people, growers, foresters, youth, and community leaders across Oregon and consult with OSU faculty to focus inquiry and teaching on issues important to Oregon communities. Anita has been at Oregon State for over 30 years, and has served in a variety of administrative roles, including Head of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences; Associate Dean for the Graduate School; and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. For the past three years, she has served as Associate Vice President for University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations. Anita’s Executive Assistant is Jackie Russell.
Andrea Ballinger is the Vice Provost for Information and Technology serving as OSU’s Chief Information and Technology Officer. In that capacity, she provides senior strategic 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 within Information Services, Information Security, and Institutional Analytics and Reporting, which provide the crucial information technologies and services that directly enable Oregon State’s teaching, learning, research, engagement, and administrative activities. Prior to her current role she held senior-level roles at Louisiana State University, Illinois State University and the University of Illinois System where she led the modernization of their IT ecosystems including implementing ERPs, CRMs and business intelligence environments. Andrea also spent ten years in the banking and finance. Andrea holds a BA in Finance and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Andrea’s Executive Assistant is Lisa Wetherell.

Jack Barth is the Executive Director of the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) and Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Building on a deep history of nationally ranked academic programs, world-leading research and premier facilities in Corvallis and on the coast, MSI is pioneering a new multi-disciplinary teaching, research and engagement model to help sustain healthy oceans and ensure wellness, environmental health and economic prosperity for future generations. An expert in coastal oceanography and marine low-oxygen zones, Jack received a Ph.D. in Oceanography in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. He presently serves on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Coordinating Council. Jack is a Fellow of The Oceanography Society and the American Meteorological Society. His Administrative Assistant is Virginia Neylon.

Sherm Bloomer is the Associate Vice President of Budget and Resource Planning for the Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning, and Professor of Geology and Geophysics. Reporting both to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Provost, 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. Before his current role, he served as dean for the College of Science. A respected geologist with 22 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students, Sherm holds a BS 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 Laurie Henry.

Jon Boeckenstedt is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. Jon has worked in higher education enrollment management for the past 24 years. Before coming to OSU, Jon served as  Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul University from 2002 to 2019. He provides strategic leadership to the University on enrollment planning and projections, interprets the internal and external analysis of market data, coordinates strategy regarding the allocation of new undergraduate student institutional awards and scholarships, and is responsible for the offices that recruit and admit students to OSU. Boeckenstedt holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loras College and a Master of Science in Marketing and Management from the University of Maryland University College. Jon's assistant is Joy Jorgensen.

In her role as Special Assistant to the Provost, Gigi Bruce supports the Provost on major strategic and administrative initiatives, works with senior university administrators and other colleagues across the University to make effective use of the Provost's time, coordinates the Office of the Provost office work plan and agendas and oversees project management to advance the Provost's priorities. She manages senior leadership searches, serves as administrative and business manager of the Office of the Provost, and oversees engagement and communications. She serves as Secretary to the INTO OSU Joint Venture Board and as part of the Senior International Officer’s team to advance the internationalization goals of the University. Gigi has a nearly 30-year career in higher education, serving three provosts and a president, and over fifteen years as a Faculty Senator. Gigi’s assistant is Kayleen Eng.

Susan Capalbo is Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Applied Economics. She is charged with advancing the University’s goal to attract, retain and support an academically outstanding and diverse faculty. In that capacity, she oversees the development of academic policies and procedures, University-level promotion and tenure review, faculty awards and recognition programs, diverse faculty and dual-career hiring programs, faculty leadership development programs, and faculty personnel matters that rise to the University level. She is also responsible for the University’s accreditation, is serving as the University’s interim Senior International Officer, and coordinates with the deans and other colleagues in the recruitment of faculty. In her role as Senior Vice Provost, Susan assists in developing and executing the shared work plan of the Office of the Provost, the Provost’s Council of Deans in the Provost’s absence, represents the Provost at the Faculty Senate when necessary, and overseas progress on the University’s strategic plan. Susan earned her Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of California-Davis, and her BS and MS in resource economics at the University of Rhode Island. She is a former Head of the Department of Applied Economics at OSU and has held appointments at Montana State University and Columbia University. Susan’s Executive Assistant is Sara Daly.

Rich Duncombe is the Director of the OSU Impact Studio, a place for teams of faculty, administrators and staff to develop, test and incubate bold new ideas that will advance the University’s strategic goals. Rich has built organizations within Fortune 50 technology companies and universities and is passionate about catalyzing initiatives that make a positive impact. He strives to develop innovation systems that advance an organization’s mission, deliver growth, change the culture and motivate employees. His leadership includes company founder, business unit VP and university director. Rich has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and a BSEE from Oregon State University. For information or assistance, contact Jesse Mraz, Administrator of Operations for the Impact Studio.

Bob Gilmour is the Executive Director of INTO Oregon State University. In this role, Bob provides leadership for a teaching center with 900 students and 140 staff and faculty. He has over 26 years of experience working with international students in UK and US universities as an instructor, faculty member, program manager and director. He has lived and worked in France, Poland and Ecuador, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including multimedia online learning environments and international student engagement. In the last three years, Bob has also spent a lot of time traveling the world meeting with students who are looking to study at OSU! In his spare time, he rides his road bike around the Oregon countryside, sings and plays guitar in a band and competes in a wide variety of games against his two boys. His Executive Assistant is Kyle Barnes.

Alix Gitelman is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Statistics. She collaborates with the academic deans, the Faculty Senate, and other administrators to advance the university’s goals of offering high-quality undergraduate programs onsite, online and in hybrid format; designing diverse, well-supported and affordable pathways to an OSU degree; creating more opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and delivering instruction using leading-edge pedagogies and technologies. Alix received a BA in computer science from Columbia University and an MS in mathematics from Portland State University. She received MS and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is in statistical methods for the environmental and ecological sciences. Alix’ Executive Assistant is Mary Gardner.

Becky Johnson is Vice President for Oregon State University-Cascades and Professor of Forest Resources. In her role, Becky is leading the development and expansion of OSU’s first and only branch campus, and the only baccalaureate and graduate degree-granting institution based in central Oregon. She has extensive experience in academic leadership and administration. Before becoming Vice President for OSU-Cascades, Becky served as OSU’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs in OSU’s College of Forestry. Her research expertise is in the estimation of the economic value and impact of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She received a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. For assistance with Becky's calendar, contact Kristin Steinke.

In his role as Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dan Larson provides senior strategic 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 holds a bachelor’s 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, and has held several leadership roles at OSU, including Associate Vice Provost and Interim Dean of Student Life, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of University Housing and Dining Services, and Interim Director of Facilities Services. Dan Larson's assistant is Jen Humphreys.

In his role as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Philip Mote 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. Before his current appointment, Philip served as associate dean for strategic initiatives in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. He is the co-leader of the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium for the Northwest and he was the founding director of the Northwest Climate Science Center for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Philip earned a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. Philip’s Executive Assistant is Kim LeMay.

Kendra Sharp is the Senior Advisor to the Provost for International Affairs and Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering. In her role, Kendra serves as the University’s senior international officer, charged with working closely with the faculty, administrators, and INTO OSU leadership on the University’s comprehensive internationalization strategy. She has extensive international research and teaching experience, including as a visiting researcher at the Delft University of Technology, as an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and as part of design summits in India, Pakistan and Thailand. She is the founder and director of OSU’s Humanitarian Engineering Program and leads OSU’s participation in a USAID-funded Partner Center of Advanced Studies in Energy along with Arizona State University and two universities in Pakistan. She received OSU’s International Service Award in 2016 and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s (ASME’s) Edwin F. Church Medal in 2018. Kendra's Administrative Assistant is Katherine Morris.

As Associate Provost for Ecampus, Lisa Templeton leads a team dedicated to making OSU's online programs among the very best in the country. Ecampus encompasses the University's top-ranked degree programs delivered online in partnership with OSU’s colleges. Partnering with more than 800 Oregon State faculty members and offering award-winning instructional design and multimedia support, the unit provides online students with access to vital resources like academic success counseling, OSU Libraries, exam proctoring and free tutoring. Ecampus also provides marketing and enrollment services for colleges, researches new online technologies and pedagogies, and advances the development of open educational resources. Lisa received her bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, an Ed.M in Adult Education from Oregon State University, and a certificate from the Institute for Leadership in Online Education from the Online Learning Consortium and Penn State University. Lisa's Executive Assistant is Staci Beymer.