As associate vice president for Alumni Relations and executive director for the Oregon State University Alumni Association, Scott Greenwood guides a broad effort to establish and grow strong relationships among OSU alumni and between OSU alumni and the university. With the help of a volunteer board of directors and the professional staff, the alumni association has developed a long-range strategic plan; strengthened collaboration and partnership across the university; established an on-line community and robust website for alumni; expanded membership efforts; and increased readership of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine from about 20,000 to about 150,000 Beavers around the world.
A Portland native, Greenwood came to Oregon State University in July 2011 from Duke’s nationally recognized Talent Identification Program, which identifies academically gifted and talented youths and works with them and their families to maximize their potential.
Greenwood’s background is diverse. His early career was spent in student activity programs at OSU, Willamette University, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Seattle University. In 1993, he became director of annual giving at Willamette. He designed and implemented the university’s annual giving program, as well as a parent fund and a trustee fund, and helped set a record in unrestricted giving to the university. He also served as the dean of student life at Centenary College of Louisiana.
Greenwood has a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Willamette University and a master's degree in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University.
The OSU Alumni Association is a member-based, nonprofit organization that promotes OSU and engages alumni. Its programs include a web site for alumni, the Oregon Stater magazine, an e-mail newsletter, regional activities, faculty lecture series, travel opportunities and other events. It is located in the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center, which also serves as a conference center.