Oregon State University is an international public research university, with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, agricultural sciences, business, education, engineering, forestry and health and human sciences. With students in Corvallis, Bend, Newport and Portland, plus online students across Oregon, the nation and the world, Oregon State University is Oregon’s largest university and the state’s Land Grant university.
Dr. Edward J. (Ed) Ray
Since becoming Oregon State University’s 14th president in 2003, Dr. Edward J. Ray has led a remarkable transformation. During his tenure, Oregon State has become an internationally recognized public research university and has continued to expand the excellence, scope and impact of its academic, research and outreach services. Under his leadership, OSU completed its first major capital campaign, which raised $1.14 billion and included contributions from more than 106,000 donors. The Campaign for OSU helped to build or renovate 28 OSU buildings, endow 79 new faculty positions; and create more than 600 new scholarship and fellowship funds for 3,200 students.
President Ray came to OSU from Ohio State University, where he had served as executive vice president and provost since 1998 and was a member of the economics faculty for more than 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College in New York City in 1966 and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1969 and 1971, respectively.