Rick Settersten, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs 

As Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Richard Settersten oversees university-level programs to build and support an outstanding and diverse faculty; programs and initiatives to develop academic leaders; implementation of the university's strategic plan; development and implementation of OSU’s internationalization strategies; university policies and procedures; and faculty personnel matters and labor relations.

Rick is University Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and holder of the Barbara Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy. He served as head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and was founding director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. He holds a PhD in human development and social policy from Northwestern University. Rick’s executive assistant is Sara Daly.

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Sara Daly, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs 

In her role as Executive Assistant, Sara Daly provides executive-level support to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA). Sara’s responsibilities include assisting the VPFA with duties related to academic personnel, faculty recruitment and retention, and faculty excellence. Sara is responsible for a thorough understanding of the University’s Promotion and Tenure guidelines, as well as other policies and procedures related to academic and professional faculty. She liaises with the University’s senior leadership, administrative offices, the Faculty Senate and faculty at large. She coordinates the University’s Dual Career Hiring program, the Tenured Faculty Diversity Initiative and the Professional Faculty Professional Development Fund. Sara serves as a member of the Accreditation Steering Committee and provides administrative support for the Strategic Plan Steering Committee. Before Sara joined the Office of Faculty Affairs (formerly Academic Affairs) in 1999, she earned her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Oregon State University.

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Michelle Klotz, Faculty Affairs Associate 

In her role as Faculty Affairs Associate, Michelle Klotz supports the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Michelle’s primary focus is on faculty excellence and faculty development projects, which serve the needs of the Provost’s Office and the University’s strategic goals. Michelle joined the OSU community in 2013 and has held positions in the Research Office and International Programs. Before moving to Oregon, Michelle managed the regulatory compliance program for a large academic medical center. Michelle holds a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Psychology from Iowa State University. 

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Julianna Betjemann, Global Affairs Associate 

Julianna Betjemann serves as the Global Affairs Associate in the Office of Faculty Affairs. The Global Affairs Associate provides leadership for implementation and tracking of the University’s International and Global Engagement Strategy (IGES). She works closely with the Office of International Services, INTO OSU, and OSU Global Opportunities to coordinate university-wide strategy and support global activities. She is also responsible for the global affairs website. Previously, Julianna worked in Student Services at INTO OSU for 12 years, serving as the Director of Student Experience from 2014-2021. She has a religious studies degree from Lewis & Clark College, completed a sister city program in Uzhgorod, Ukraine and study abroad in Dakar, Senegal, and worked for 3 years in Hokkaido, Japan. She loves trail running with friends and biking and camping with her kids.

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Katheryn Yetter, University Policy and Standards Specialist 

Katheryn Yetter serves as the university policy and standards specialist and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and archiving university policies and standards, which are published in the University Policy and Standards Manual. University policies and standards help support the university’s mission and its commitment to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement. Before joining Oregon State University in April 2022, she served as the associate provost for academic affairs at The National Judicial College. Katheryn is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and holds a doctor of jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law and a bachelor of science from the University of Oregon.

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