Principled Academic Leadership Workshop

Join us for a special one-time workshop  presented in conjunction with NCPRE's Principled Academic Leadership (PAL) Program

"Knowledge is power: Understanding university budgeting and finances” with Oregon State University Provost Edward Feser


Provost and Executive Vice President Edward Feser serves as chief academic and operating officer of Oregon State University, overseeing progress toward the University’s goals in enrollment, education, scholarship and faculty excellence, public engagement, internationalization, technology, and leadership development.

Since his appointment in 2017, Provost Feser has guided the development and implementation of the university’s institutional strategy, as articulated in Vision 2030 (2017), Transformation, Excellence and Impact (OSU’s 2019-23 strategic plan); and Prosperity Widely Shared (OSU’s 2024-30 strategic plan). The latter prioritizes actions and investments to nearly double research expenditures, significantly increase student retention and graduation rates, greatly expand access to an OSU degree through on-site and online modalities, and increase the university’s impact in economic and workforce development. Among major initiatives underway are the development of the Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex (opening in 2025), PRAx (the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, opening in April 2024), the Administrative Modernization Program, the expansion of OSU-Cascades, and implementation of a new undergraduate general education curriculum.

Provost Feser is a specialist in regional economic development, innovation, and technology policy. Prior to joining OSU, he held faculty and leadership roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and has served in state government as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning in the North Carolina Department of Commerce. He holds a BA in government from the University of San Francisco and PhD and master’s degrees in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Feser also served as a collaborator on NCPRE's Leadership Collection where he shared his experiences on a variety of leadership topics like giving feedback, finding work/life balance, and mentoring.

Provost Edward Feser

Oregon State University

March 1 

1 - 2:15 p.m. CST

Join us for this special one-time event featuring NCPRE collaborator, Provost, and Executive Vice President at Oregon State University Edward Feser.

The cost to attend is $30 for an individual and we have a special rate for Deans to invite their Assistant and Associate Deans and all of the department heads or program directors in their college for $250. The Dean's rate will cover anyone in the Dean's college, not the entire institution. 

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