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The Oregon State University leadership organization fosters effective central leadership for OSU. The focus is on building professional and personal relationships, discussing and communicating key ideas and issues, making and implementing decisions, and ensuring accountability.

One of the strengths of OSU is that impressive leaders are found throughout the university. We will continue to foster university-wide leadership, encouraging people to engage in entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, and creative actions that continually move the university forward consistent with a realistic and credible vision.

The ambitious OSU strategic planning process recognizes that the university administration must be organized to promote this broad leadership model. To be successful, administrators must focus on the key issues, maintain rich and effective two-way communication networks, and make sound decisions. At the same time, caution must be exercised to ensure that we utilize our time efficiently, engaging in meetings and communications that are productive and necessary.