Oregon State University’s role as a land grant institution and premier 21st century research university demands engagement with global issues, a collaborative and globally focused research and innovation enterprise, and delivery of transformative education that prepares graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens. These priorities reach across all elements of OSU’s mission – education, research, and engagement – and are a shared responsibility and campus-wide endeavor.
In 2017, OSU made a strategic decision to distribute leadership for internationalization, transitioning from a Division of International Programs to an integrated model where responsibility is shared by multiple senior leaders. Subsequently, an Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy (IGES) was developed based on campus-wide input and formally adopted in 2020. The IGES provides strategic guidance for our internationalization work through 2023, concurrent with the remaining period of SP 4.0.
At OSU, advancing the university’s internationalization goals is a shared responsibility. Multiple leaders and units help shape institutional goals and are accountable for success, both separately and in collaboration.
► Academic Affairs: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Alix Gitelman oversees global learning in the undergraduate curricula, as well as in the graduate curricula in partnership with Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Philip Mote. Academic Affairs houses the Office of Global Opportunities and also works in partnership with INTO OSU to advance international student support and innovation for academic success.
► Enrollment Management: Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Jon Boeckenstedt oversees international enrollment strategy in partnership with the Executive Director of INTO OSU and the Director of International Admissions.
► Extension and Engagement: Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement Ivory Lyles supports publicly engaged international scholarship and Extension partnerships and activities overseas.
► Faculty Affairs: Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Richard Settersten serves as the University’s senior international administrator, oversees support for faculty international activity and development, and provides leadership for international strategies and global engagement.
► Office of Institutional Diversity: Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos works with leaders across the university to advance equity, inclusion and diversity goals for all students and employees, international and domestic. The Office of Institutional Diversity also provides education to OSU faculty and staff building capacity to support international students and colleagues.
► Research: Vice President for Research Irem Tumer oversees programs supporting international research and import/export compliance.
► Student Affairs: Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson oversees student-facing programs and services that promote community engagement, transition and integration, and provides resources and support for all OSU students. Student Affairs houses the Office of International Services and also works in partnership with INTO OSU to provide additional layers of support and services for international students at the start of their OSU journey.
► Academic Leadership: Faculty, deans, heads, directors, and staff at the college and academic unit level develop and deliver curricula; develop study abroad programs and excursions; build and manage research partnerships abroad; and help recruit, mentor, and support international students and scholars.
The Office of International Services (OIS) provides immigration and advising services to international students, scholars and faculty, and are the central campus resource for hosting international visitors and hiring international employees. OIS also works with faculty and staff preparing for international travel.
OIS is part of the Division of Student Affairs.
INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) provides academic preparation, English language training, admissions, recruiting and student support and success services for international students at OSU.
The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) assists students to participate in international experiences. OSU GO supports students before, during, and upon return from their international programs.
OSU GO is part of the Division of Academic Affairs.