2023 marks OSU-Cascades' 22nd Commencement ceremony. The class of 2023 joins a family of OSU-Cascades alumni now more than 5,000 strong and a global network of more than 220,000 OSU alumni. We are immensely proud of every graduate who contributes to the story of this innovative campus.
An engineer, lifetime Central Oregonian, community leader and former leader of Bend Research, Inc., Rod Ray teaches at OSU-Cascades, and serves on the board of Mosaic Community Health and as chair of the OSU-Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board. He and his family operate a cattle ranch and tree farm near John Day, Oregon.
Bill and Trish Smith have contributed to Central Oregon with caring and generosity for decades, supporting the community’s needs to increase higher education and cultural opportunities. Bill, who passed away in Nov. 2022, is the developer of the Old Mill and credited with transforming Bend from a timber mill town to a diverse, economically sustainable and liveable community.
Full Ceremony Video
Join fellow grads at a party organized by the Office of Student Life.
Friday, June 16
6 to 8 p.m.