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 Oregon State's mission lives and breathes.
Endowed faculty positions bring resources and prestige to Oregon State, 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, endowed faculty positions raise the university to a higher level of excellence.