Portland, January 30th, 2015. The Oregon Convention Center was packed with Orange and Black when more than 720 alumni, donors, students and business community members turn out to hear the State of the University Address from Oregon State University President, Ed Ray. Current student Alissa Hettinga posed with the executive director of the OSU Alumni Association, Kathy Bickel and fellow student, Sara Boraston.  (Photo credit, Hannah O’Leary)

President Ed Ray spoke of innovation and excellence.

President Ed Ray spoke of innovation and excellence.

University President, Ed Ray, touted the positive impact that the university has on the state, region and world. No recap of 2014 would be complete without a mention of the university’s $1.14 billion comprehensive capital campaign. Ray noted the campaign funded 28 campus construction and renovation projects, endowed 79 faculty positions and created more than 600 new scholarships and fellowships serving 3,200 students. Oregon State achieved another milestone in 2014. Enrollment rose to more than 30,000 students for the first time, making OSU Oregon’s largest university.

OSU supporter, Pat Reser

OSU supporter, Pat Reser

Steve Clark, Vice President for University Relations & Marketing, chats with Kirk Maag '05. — with Kirk Maag at Oregon Convention Center.

Steve Clark, Vice President for University Relations & Marketing, chats with Kirk Maag ’05. 

Lori Rush

Lori Rush

Dr. Michael Morrissey professor and director of the Food Innovation Center poses with Betsy Hartley from the College of Agricultural Science.

Dr. Michael Morrissey professor and director of the Food Innovation Center poses with Betsy Hartley from the College of Agricultural Science.

Members of the OSU Robotics Club's Mars Rover Team show off their NASA Challenge entry.

Members of the OSU Robotics Club’s Mars Rover Team show off their NASA Challenge entry.

Dan Jarman and Ryan Smith

Dan Jarman and Ryan Smith

Dave Chin

Dave Chin

The event concluded with a surprise for the audience as 190 members of the OSU Marching band filed into the Oregon Convention Center for a brief performance.

About OSU

Oregon State University Quick Facts:

  • Location: Corvallis, Ore. (main campus)
  • Branch CampusOSU-Cascades in Bend (state’s only branch campus)
  • Founded: 1868
  • Enrollment: 26,393 (fall 2012)
  • PresidentEdward J. Ray
  • Institutional Status: Oregon State University is one of only two universities in the country (along with Cornell) to have federal designation as a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant institution.
  • Research: During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, OSU received $263 million in research revenue.
  • The Campaign for OSU: The Oregon State University Foundation is nearing completion of The Campaign for OSU, which seeks to raise a record $1 billion to support OSU. As of July 1, 2013, the campaign had raised more than $940 million.

Tuition and Fees: Complete information on OSU’s tuition and fees for resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students is available at this link. Journalists who inquire about OSU’s “tuition rate” should be aware that tuition varies depending not only on residency but according to major.

To learn more about OSU: http://oregonstate.edu/main/about

 

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