Sabah Randhawa serves as Oregon State University's Provost and Executive Vice President. As the University's second ranking administrator, Dr. Randhawa serves as the chief operating officer and chief academic officer, reporting directly to the President.
As the chief academic officer, the Provost/Executive Vice President provides intellectual leadership to the entire university. The responsibility includes oversight of functions that enable success of the academic enterprise, including faculty and student services, information and technology services, research and graduate program administration, the university's global diversity and internationalization agenda, and activities and services related to extension and distance and continuing education. The Provost works closely with the Vice President for Research to advance the university's research agenda and to bring a research experience to undergraduate and graduate education throughout the university. The Provost serves as liaison to the OSU Faculty Senate and is responsible for maintaining liaison relationships with academic officers of other public universities within Oregon, Oregon community colleges, and independent higher education institutions in Oregon and throughout the nation.
As the chief operating officer, the Provost is responsible for the university's budget and infrastructure planning, and for continuing the development and implementation of the university's strategic plan. The Provost serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OSU in the absence of the President.
Dr. Randhawa has held a number of administrative positions at OSU including Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs, Interim Dean for the College of Business, Associate Dean for Operations in the College of Engineering, and Department Head for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and a M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering.
Reporting directly to the Provost are:
- Deans of eleven academic colleges, the Graduate School and the Honors College
- Vice Provosts for Academic Affairs, International Programs, Information Services, Student Affairs and University Outreach and Engagement
- Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management
- Associate Provost for Extended Campus
- Chief Compliance Officer
- Vice President for OSU-Cascades Campus