History of the Office
On December 7, 2015, following the Student of Color Speak-Out, President Ed Ray announced the creation of the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Chief Diversity Officer position to intensify the focus on attaining goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice at Oregon State University. In June 2017, Oregon State University welcomed Dr. Charlene Alexander into her role as Oregon State's first Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. Under the leadership of Scott A. Vignos, JD, since November 2022, the Office of Institutional Diversity partners with internal and external stakeholders to advance institutional strategies and initiatives to create an Oregon State community characterized in all it does by inclusive excellence.
Learn more about Oregon State University's recent efforts to build a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse university:
Meet the current members of the Office of Institutional Diversity team.