Leadership in Oregon and Beyond
As part of its land grant mission, OSU teaches leadership values: teamwork, strong communication skills and creative problem solving.
OSU faculty and alumni are leaders in public- and private-sector endeavors, solving contemporary problems and contributing to economic development and social progress in their communities.
- Warren Washington, senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, received the National Medal of Science in 2010 from President Obama.
- Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, leads one of the nation’s premier science agencies.
- Jim Piro, CEO of Portland General Electric, has made renewable energy a priority.
- Mary F.T. Spilde, the president of Lane Community College, focuses on sustainability and women’s issues.