Invitation to discuss development of OSU’s next strategic plan

March 13, 2023

Dear OSU Colleagues,

I write to invite you to participate in upcoming town hall meetings and contribute your input regarding Oregon State’s next strategic plan.

Earlier this academic year, President Murthy and I formally launched the process to develop the next strategic plan. Beginning in January, the new plan will succeed OSU’s 2019-2023 – Strategic Plan 4.0: Transformation, Excellence, and Impact.

Led by a steering committee and a core team of university-wide colleagues and working in partnership with AKA Strategy, a nationally recognized consulting firm, we have conducted an initial issues analysis and identified several major themes that the new plan must address. The process to date has involved broad stakeholder engagement and development of working hypotheses regarding future university priorities and potential overarching goals.

With nearly 30 one-on-one interviews and focus group conversations completed, we would like to broaden our engagement and invite the entire university community to participate in town hall meetings to discuss OSU’s mission, areas of distinction, current initiatives and strategic imperatives. We will also share some of the themes and potential goals that have emerged to date.

Town Halls hosted by President Murthy and Provost Feser

April 5

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Zoom only

This will be the only virtual option.

Link, Password: 447644

April 18

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

OSU-Cascades campus, RAYH 011-013

In person only.

April 20

10 a.m. to noon

Corvallis campus, MU Horizon Rm.

In person only.

We will record the April 5 town hall meeting and its link will be added to the strategic plan website. If you are not able to attend one of the town halls, please consider completing the Input Survey.

President Murthy and I look forward to hearing your input at the town halls. See below for a list of resources to learn more about the strategic planning effort.

Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

Resources: Developing OSU’s Next Strategic Plan

Main strategic plan web site

Message from the President and Provost

Committees + consulting Firm

Calendar and documents

Input Survey

Questions