The Provost and Executive Vice President reports directly to the President, serves as the chief academic officer and provides intellectual leadership to the entire university. The Provost is responsible for continuing the development and implementation of the OSU Strategic Plan and for helping to define and articulate a vision of OSU and its role in the State of Oregon, the nation, and the world.
The Provost serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OSU in the absence of the President. The Provost works closely with the Vice President for Finance and Administration in budget planning, fiscal accountability, and general policy development, with the Vice President for University Advancement in the planning of institutional advancement programs, and 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 universities within the Oregon University System, Oregon community colleges, and independent higher education institutions in Oregon and throughout the nation.
Reporting directly to the Provost are:
- Deans of eleven academic colleges, the Graduate School and the Honors College
- Vice Provosts for Academic Affairs and International Programs, Information Services, Student Affairs and University Outreach and Engagement
- Vice Provost/Campus Executive Officer for OSU-Cascades Campus