The good news … is that we have the financial resources and plan to manage through this … .
When we look at our own situation, at some point you have to say, “OK, so what am I going to do about this?” You think, “What are the best things we can do?”
Two of the most obvious things about OSU President Ed Ray are that he profoundly loves his job and he’s a true believer when it comes to the power of public higher education to make the world a better place.
Everything about the 2025 vision is bold, and while I cannot speak for all alumni, I suspect the majority of you will be excited by the direction being proposed for OSU, because the end result will be an increase in the value of your OSU degree over time.
Oregon State will soon begin its “12,000 by 2012″ campaign. The goal is to have 12,000 donors to athletics by 2012, which would make Beaver Nation larger than any other Pac-10 dominion.
For this edition of Ed Said, we … touched upon differences between the business world and the campus world, a lesson from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” and the appropriate size for a dynamite-making class.
OSU will restructure and streamline its administration, cut low-enrollment classes and consolidate many departments under proposals approved over the summer by President Edward Ray.
Having long had one of the smallest athletic budgets in the Pac-10 Conference, OSU is no stranger to stretching a dollar. While fiscal restraint is a new experience for some athletic departments, Oregon State has had a variety of money-saving measures in place for years.