Friday, April 16, 2021

To: OSU Cascades faculty, staff and students

From: Edward Feser, Acting President, Provost and Executive Vice President

April 16, 2021

Dear OSU-Cascades Faculty, Staff and Students:

By now you have seen the announcement that the OSU Board of Trustees has voted to name Dr. Becky Johnson as the university’s interim president, effective May 1. Her more than three decades of experience at OSU, including her many achievements leading the expansion of OSU-Cascades campus, positions her for success in leading the university.

Becky will continue in her current role as vice president of OSU-Cascades until her transition to the interim presidency. Between now and then, I will be gathering input from faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders to inform my selection of an interim vice president. I will announce details about this process next week. My intention is to appoint an interim vice president by May 1.

Under Becky’s leadership, the accomplishments of OSU-Cascades and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students have been impressive. Among Becky’s accomplishments are the establishment of a strong leadership team, which I am certain will keep the positive momentum of the campus going.

Please join me in congratulating Becky on her new role. I look forward to engaging with you soon regarding an interim vice president appointment.


Edward Feser
Acting President
Provost and Executive Vice President