Information provided by Oregon State University Extension Service
Lincoln County residents interested in how Oregon State University (OSU) can continue to positively impact our area are invited to be part of a presentation by OSU President Edward J. Ray on May 2, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. at Hatfield Marine Science Center (Hennings Auditorium) in South Beach – Newport.
A new study detailing the size and scope of Oregon State University’s contributions to the economy and society shows that OSU’s economic footprint now totals $2.06 billion – more than $1.93 billion of that in Oregon – making it the largest recorded impact by any four-year university in this state.
Ray will be visiting Lincoln County on May 2 to share information about these impacts in our community as well as provide an opportunity for businesses and the community to have a conversation on how OSU can enhance success and prosperity in our area. The President will also unveil new initiatives around Public Health, Oregon Open Campus and Natural Resource Sustainability that will provide for a strong and sustained future for our community.
As Oregon’s land grant institution, Oregon State University has three mandates: Research, Teaching and Extension. Over the decades, substantial investments in these signature areas coupled with investments from Oregonians has yielded positive social, environmental and economic impacts.
The University’s presence is already strongly felt through its Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) and the Lincoln County OSU Extension Service. Extension Service Regional Administrator Sam Angima, HMSC Director George Boehlert and HMSC Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station Director Gil Sylvia all hope that this community opportunity won’t be missed by anyone interested in the sustainability of our community’s future.
For more information, please contact the Lincoln County OSU Extension Service Regional Administrator Sam Angima: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-574-6534.