Welcome from the Interim Dean
I am delighted to serve as interim dean of the College of Science, an inclusive, collaborative and innovative community that seeks to shape a better world. This drive stems from our shared purpose – to develop the next generation of science leaders, mentors, educators and cultural shapers to advance scientific discovery and science literacy.
Here, scientists and students have the opportunity to work collaboratively on cutting-edge research in world-class facilities and centers to push the boundaries of knowledge and develop solutions to society’s great challenges. We are embedded in a community invested in providing outstanding science education that’s accessible to all the people of our state and around the world who call Oregon State University their home.
Together, our College is pressing forward on the critical work in progress. We will further implement our diversity action plan, Embedding Equity Access & Inclusion, to ensure that all of our scientists and educators have equitable access to the tools they need to succeed in science.
We will soon launch our new strategic plan, a community-created effort generated by the College’s collective wisdom in alignment with OSU’s mission to develop leadership among land grant universities.
As always, we will support and expand our diverse research portfolio, which includes federally funded centers and world-renowned scientific expertise in our many signature areas of strength. Additionally, I anticipate exciting major developments in this upcoming year.
The College of Science holds a special place at Oregon State University, and it is my honor to serve this community as we advance an inclusive vision for our scientific enterprise to aid discovery, education and equity here.
Interim Dean, College of Science