Each year, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson shares and receives feedback on the division agenda from the provost and the OSU Board of Trustees. The division agenda is in alignment with the core functions of the division and provides a framework for the the division priority.

Division Agenda

Our current agenda includes the following areas of focus:

Student health and well-being, with an emphasis on reducing high-risk behaviors and advocating for mental health

Support of the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative (USSI)

Financial and resource stewardship

Use of data to better understand and support student retention

Social justice, community and belonging

Professional development for the long-term success of our employees

Efforts to increase access and success for historically underrepresented student populations

Our Division Priority and actions

In support of Oregon State University's Strategic Plan 4.0, the Division of Student Affairs has identified one priority and three related actions to improve student success. Our efforts address inequitable systems and structures that create inequitable student outcomes.

Our systems and structures are creating inequitable outcomes for students of color. We own our roles in perpetuating this inequity and will assertively transform our practices, processes and policies to improve student success.

Cultural Transformation

Through ongoing learning and personal development, we will foster a cultural transformation among division employees that empowers them to reshape their work in support of creating equitable student success outcomes. 

Critical Examination

In addition to considering how societal racism impacts the student experience, we will examine our approaches to serving students with deep and thoughtful curiosity to determine why we produce inequitable outcomes for students of color.

Systemic Transformation

We will transform our systems and structures that are producing inequitable outcomes, while also seeking to positively influence those systems and structures outside the direct responsibility of the division.

Do you have insights on the hurdles or challenges that students face navigating division or university systems and structures? Share your thoughts with division leadership. 


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Division Priority Steering Committee


Committee Leadership
  • Lead: Damoni Wright, AVP Student Affairs and Executive Director of Student Experiences & Engagement
  • Co-Chair: Teresita Alvarez-Cortez, Director of Diversity Initiatives & Programs, University Housing & Dining Services
  • Co-Chair: Charlene Martinez, Associate Director of Student Experiences & Engagement
  • Administrative Support: Patty Jackson, Executive Assistant of Student Experiences & Engagement

Committee Members
  • Grace Atebe, Executive Director of Office of International Services
  • Marcey Bamba, Associate Director of Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Emily Bowling, Director of Community Engagement & Leadership, Student Experiences & Engagement
  • Maureen Cochran, Director of Student Affairs Assessment
  • Kevin Dougherty, AVP Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Amy Frasieur, Health Equity Specialist, Student Health Services
  • Nicole Hindes, Director of the Human Services Resource Center
  • Marigold Holmes, Assistant Director of the Office of International Services
  • Ian Kellems, Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Emma Larkins, Associate Director of the Career Development Center
  • Reagan Le, Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Student Experiences & Engagement
  • Kim McAloney, Associate Director of the Educational Opportunities Program
  • Janet Nishihara, Executive Director of the Educational Opportunities Program