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Vice President for Finance and Administration

Oregon State University

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Oregon State University
Search for the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon's land grant institution, seeks a visionary, strategic, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). This presents a remarkable opportunity to join the OSU community, guided by the inspiring leadership of President Jayathi Murthy. Since her appointment in 2022, OSU has unveiled its latest strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan, and recently celebrated the groundbreaking for the Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex—a testament to the University's commitment to advancing research and education. In this context, the VPFA will hold a pivotal role in ensuring the effective planning and allocation of financial resources to support OSU's ambitious initiatives and strategic goals. Additionally, the OSU Foundation has launched the second university-wide fundraising campaign, Believe it: The Campaign for Oregon State University, which aims to raise $1.75 billion.

Founded in 1868 and recognized as one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S., Oregon State is an internationally renowned public research institution that draws students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. OSU is Oregon's statewide university, with its main campus in Corvallis, OSU-Cascades in Bend, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, the OSU Portland Center, and one of the largest and highest nationally-ranked online education campuses. Oregon State has a presence in all 36 Oregon counties, including agricultural research and Extension centers, and research forests. The University serves over 36,000 students, with more than 5,000 faculty and staff, and a $1.84 billion annual budget.

Central to OSU's mission is its commitment to providing exceptional 21st-century teaching, scholarship, research, discovery, innovation, and engagement. This commitment is underscored by its status as the largest university in Oregon, offering more majors, minors, and special programs than any other institution in the state. OSU's research enterprise is distinguished by excellence across various disciplines, with faculty contributing to the University's record-breaking research expenditures of $367 million.

Reporting to President Murthy and serving as a key advisor to the President and a member of the President's cabinet, the VPFA will oversee a division with more than 600 employees and a comprehensive portfolio including all aspects of finance and treasury, business services, budgets and fiscal planning, capital planning and construction, facilities maintenance, sustainability planning, insurance, transportation, environmental health and safety, procurement and contracting, and public safety.

Oregon State seeks a VPFA who will not only drive the execution of the University's ambitious initiatives but also provide strategic leadership in its next phase of growth and success. The ideal candidate will bring both enthusiasm and capacity to lead a large, multi-faceted operation while playing a pivotal role in advancing OSU's goals and vision for the future. Further, the ideal candidate is experienced in working within a highly complex environment, engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.

Oregon State has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Julie Fillizetti, Micah Pierce, Phuong Ta, and Katie Pusecker
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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