The Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) has welcomed Dan Arp as the new Executive Director.  Arp started his new role in serving OSU on Jan. 1, 2020.  Prior to taking leadership of ARF, Arp served on the board from September 2018 – June 2019 and was part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the university for 28 years, serving as dean of the college from 2012 – 2018. He can be reached by email ([email protected]), by phone at 541-737-4066 or stop by his new office in University Plaza Suite 320.  

ARF has also announced Jianli Zhu as the new Finance Manager.  Her role started in September 2019.  Zhu comes to ARF with many years of non-profit experience.  She moved to Oregon form Pennsylvania.  She can be reached by email ([email protected]) , by phone at 541-737-4068 or stop by her office in University Plaza Suite 320.

The Foundation is also extending thanks to Russ Karow for his five years of leadership to the Foundation.  Karow was able to implement changes and upgrades and ARF are appreciative for all he did.  To send Karow retirement congratulations, email at [email protected]