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.

INTERNATIONALIZATION LEADERSHIP MODEL

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.

Senior Leadership

Provost and Executive Vice President Edward Feser is the chief academic and operating officer of Oregon State University, charged with overseeing progress on the University’s strategic goals in education, scholarship, engagement, internationalization, and institutional reputation. He also serves as OSU's Senior International Officer. 

Deputy Senior International Officer

As Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Steve Wuhs is responsible for strategic leadership and management focused on undergraduate co-curricular education experiences and student success. In this role, he champions global learning for all OSU students and oversees the Office of Global Opportunities.

Deputy Senior International Officer

As Executive Director of the Office of International Services, Grace Atebe oversees the team which provides immigration and advising services to international students, scholars and faculty, and acts as a central campus resource for hosting international visitors and hiring international employees. 

 Global Affairs Associate

As the Global Affairs Associate, Julianna Betjemann provides critical executive, project and operational support for internationalization and global engagement initiatives and acts as a strategic thought partner and liaison for campus and external partners. 

International & Global Engagement Committee 

The International and Global Engagement Committee(IGEC) provides guidance on OSU’s internationalization and global engagement goals, initiatives and programs and serves as a forum for sharing ideas and best practices. The  IGEC is advisory to Provost Ed Feser in his capacity as provost and senior international officer.

IGEC members include:

Grace Atebe, Executive Director, Office of International Services, Deputy SIO, Co-chair
Steve Wuhs, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Deputy SIO, Co-chair
LeAnn Adam, Director, National and Global Scholarships Advising
Julianna Betjemann, Global Affairs Associate, Academic Affairs
Bradley Boovy, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Gloria Crisp, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Brady Gibbons, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
Bob Gilmour, Executive Director, INTO OSU
Eric Hansen, Professor, College of Forestry
Marie Harvey, Associate Dean for Research, College of Health
Michele Justice, Director, Office of Global Opportunities, Academic Affairs
Michal Kawka, Director of Career Education, Career Development Center
Anthony Koppers, Associate Vice President for Research and Strategy
Patrick McBrien, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Graduate School
Diana McGinnis, Director of Academic Success and Career Development, OSU-Cascades
Dave Stone, Associate Dean of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences
Rob Stone, Executive Director, Impact Studio

 

Areas of Shared Responsibility

Global learning in the undergraduate and graduate curricula 

International student enrollment & success

International research activity and collaborations

    Equity and inclusion for all members of OSU's community, including international students and employees

    Intercultural competence for students and employees

    Global engagement data tracking and communication