Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

The units under the SAVPA support students, staff, faculty and the greater community by working to create and maintain a safe, healthy and attractive campus environment and stewarding and protecting OSU's valuable resources.

Paul J. Odenthal, PE, CEM
Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

His Executive Assistant is Tracy Elmshaeuser.

Ben Wessel
Operations Integration Officer

Keahi McFadden
Strategic Program Manager

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety assists departments in maintaining a safe and healthy university environment for staff, faculty, students, and visitors. We provide training, consultation, and various safety and health services and helps ensure Oregon State University abides by the regulatory requirements established at the local, state and federal level.

DFA Information Technology

DFA IT is a trusted partner for DFA units for the planning and delivery of technology and communication solutions for the DFA community and Oregon State University.


Insurance and Risk Management Services 

Insurance and Risk Management Services dedicates its services to the stewardship of the human, fiscal and physical resources that are entrusted to OSU and empowers the greater OSU community to continually assess and effectively manage risk, and preserve and strengthen OSU’s human, physical and financial resources.

Procurement, Contracts and Material Management

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management supports the University's mission by providing effective management of OSU’s resources, such as purchasing a system that’s vital to an academic unit’s success, solidifying meaningful collaborative efforts through a contract, leading the way towards zero waste and effective sustainability or finding a home for a unique piece of equipment.

Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment for students, employees and campus visitors and seeks to advance and support an environment within Oregon State University that is welcoming, compassionate and caring, understanding, trusting and diverse.

University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations 

University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations supports Oregon State University by overseeing the design, development and maintenance for the university's built environments and offering safe, sustainable transportation programs and services while providing excellent customer service.