The Continuity Management Team was commissioned by Provost Feser March 2020 to provide daily operational oversight of OSU’s pandemic response. As of June 2021, with the development of OSU’s Pathway to Fall plan, and with the significant ongoing improvements in public health conditions, we are well on our way to fully resuming on-site and in-person operations. As such, we are transitioning from an emphasis on operational planning to monitoring the return process. As part of this shift, the CMT is replaced with a smaller group—the Pathway Steering Team—comprised of representatives of major domains and functions across the university. The Pathway Team will be led by Vice Provost Dan Larson, who will continue serving as OSU’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator.

Pathway Steering Team

Structure Effective June 21, 2021
Meeting Time: Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:30am
Meeting Frequency: Every other week June-August | Every week as of Sept. 1, 2021

  1. Assist university transition to primary onsite and in-person activity using the Pathway to Fall as guide.
  2. Ensure adherence to university, state, and federal pandemic reopening frameworks.
  3. Assist university colleges, units, and divisions in successfully implementing respective unit strategies in keeping with overall university strategy.
  4. Identify and respond to emerging issues that need attention.
  5. Lead communication and engagement with stakeholders.

Name

Title

Role

Dan Larson

VPSA/Coronavirus Response Coordinator

Lead:  COVID-19 Response Administration

Anita Azarenko

Interim VPOE

Extension

Dan Bartholomae

Executive Deputy Athletic Director

Athletics

Steve Clark

VP URM

Communications

Kevin Dougherty

Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Student Life

Alix Gitelman

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Education

Becca Gose OSU General Counsel Legal and Policy Compliance

Cathy Hasenpflug

Chief Human Resources Officer

HR

Jenny Haubenreiser

AVP Health and Wellbeing DSA

Public Health

Selina Heppel

Faculty Senate President

Faculty Governance

Jen Humphreys

Operations Associate, DSA

COVID-19 Response Administration

Rebecca Mathern Associate Provost, Enrollment Mgmt. & Registrar Policy Compliance and Education

Paul Odenthal

SAVP for Administration

Operations

Tuba Ozkan-Haller

AVP Research

Research

Kelly Sparks

AVP OSU-Cascades

Cascades Campus

 

Engagement Leads

Identifies who is responsible for keeping units and stakeholders (beyond obvious audiences) informed and represents the needs and interests of those groups.

 

Name

Representation & Engagement Responsibilities

Cathy Hasenpflug

Employee Relations/Unions, Culture of Care workgroup

Dan Larson

University leadership, OGC, OPU COVID leads, HECC

Alix Gitelman

Colleges, Registrar’s Office

Kevin Dougherty

Student Services (student affairs, academic advisors, etc.)

Paul Odenthal

Finance and Administration units, UIT

Tuba Ozkan-Haller

HMSC, research stations