In March 2020, the Continuity Management Team (CMT) was commissioned by Provost Feser to provide daily operational oversight of OSU’s pandemic response. As of June 2021, with OSU’s Safety & Success Plan, we have resumed on-site and in-person operations. As such, we transitioned from emphasizing operational planning to monitoring the current conditions. As part of this shift, the CMT was replaced with a smaller group — the Pathway Steering Team — comprised of representatives of major domains and functions across the university. In addition, the Pathway Team is led by Vice Provost Dan Larson, who will continue serving as OSU’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator.

Pathway Steering Team

Structure Effective Oct. 2021
Meeting Time: Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Meeting Frequency: Once/month

  1. Ensure adherence to university, state and federal pandemic policies.
  2. Assist colleges, units and divisions in implementing respective unit strategies in keeping with overall university objective.
  3. Identify and respond to emerging issues.
  4. Lead communication and engagement.




Dan Larson

VPSA/Coronavirus Response Coordinator

Lead:  COVID-19 Response Administration

Anita Azarenko

Interim VPOE


Steve Clark



Kevin Dougherty

Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Student Life

Adam Drey

SA Comm. & Mktg., Coronavirus Response Support

COVID-19 Response Administration

Alix Gitelman

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education


Becca Gose OSU General Counsel Legal and Policy Compliance

Cathy Hasenpflug

Chief Human Resources Officer


Jenny Haubenreiser

AVP Health and Wellbeing DSA

Public Health

Selina Heppel

Faculty Senate President

Faculty Governance

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

Kimya Massey

Deputy Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer


Paul Odenthal

SAVP for Administration


Kelly Sparks

AVP OSU-Cascades

Cascades Campus

Chris Viggiani Associate Vice President for Research Research


Engagement Leads

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



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

Chris Viggiani

HMSC, research stations