We develop our programs to ensure our graduates are prepared to handle Oregon’s changing economy. We deliver knowledge online and offer credit for prior learning when the demand for education stretches beyond the traditional classroom. We partner with more than 500 businesses and organizations to give our students real-world experience and serve our community.
And as Oregon changes, we believe that our diversity makes us stronger. Forty percent of our freshmen are students of color, making PSU the most diverse university in the state.
These are some of the reasons I’m pleased to share my annual President’s Progress Report. Please take a few minutes to see how we’re doing, learn about our faculty and gauge our growing contribution to the Portland area—$1.4 billion in annual economic impact alone! Our graduates work in every corner. Engineers design Intel’s latest innovations. Artists and writers add to Portland’s burgeoning creative reputation. Teachers and social workers ensure a better future for our youth.
The past year has been one of solid achievements and continuing national recognition for PSU. For the third year running, U.S. News & World Report named us among the top 10 up-and-coming universities in the nation. Our research has had global reach, from exposing the health risks of e-cigarettes to bringing clean water to millions in Africa.
We expect an even better 2015. Students already are benefiting from state-of-the-art labs and technology in the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Designs and funding are in hand to begin work on the new Viking Pavilion, which will become an education and multi-event center, and on a renovated and expanded School of Business Administration.
I encourage you to read about our progress, and visit our campus and see it for yourself. Better yet—enroll! You will be impressed with what you find.
President, Portland State University
President Wiewel's open office hours at the
Simon Benson House
Wednesday, 4/8 from 2-3pm
Thursday, 4/23 from 10-11am.