At the heart of Oregon State University's pursuit of excellence are faculty—scholars and educators who advance knowledge while teaching, challenging, and guiding students. These are the individuals in whom OSU's mission lives and breathes.
Named faculty positions bring resources and prestige to OSU, allowing the university to recruit and retain the world's foremost experts. The additional resources help build excellent programs and inspire faculty and the students around to thrive. In short, named faculty positions raise the university to a higher level of excellence.