Oregon State University

Larry Roper

Larry RoperVice Provost for Student Affairs

Larry Roper serves as vice provost for Student Affairs. He also teaches courses in the Community College Leadership and College Student Services Administration programs.

He has degrees from Heidelberg College, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Maryland.

Larry currently serves as a senior scholar with the American College Personnel Association and editor of the Journal of the National Association of Student Personal Administrators. He is also the principal investigator and project director for a Kellogg Foundation grant for the Leadership for Institutional Change in Higher Education Initiative.

Larry is a native of Akron, Ohio.


Student Affairs

The vice provost for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of:

The vice provost for Student Affairs reports to the provost/executive vice president and serves as a member of the executive leadership team of the president. The vice provost collaborates with others to develop and implement policies concerning student and general university programs and create a network to resolve problems and issues confronting students and staff. The vice provost represents student services throughout the university and community.

A significant part of the vice provost position involves developing relationships and creating networks that will enhance the quality of life for students. The vice provost has responsibility for working with students, faculty, and staff to promote the development of a positive campus environment. Because of the wide diversity among the units within Student Affairs, the vice provost provides leadership to create coherence among the various services and initiatives. These responsibilities imply the development of a strong and dynamic leadership team.

The major principles that serve, as the common anchor for all Student Affairs services are articulated in CAMPUS COMPACT: A Statement of Vision, Values, and Commitments. The vice provost should be accessible to and directly involved in the student leadership community, to the degree that students will become aware of the leadership responsibilities of the role.

In addition to administrative responsibilities, the vice provost for Student Affairs is expected to maintain professional vitality, be active in service to the community, and exhibit high-level collaboration and engagement throughout the university.

Send an email to Larry Roper

Mailing Address:
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
632 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2154
(541) 737-3626 (phone)
(541) 737-3033 (fax)

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