Chancellor and Dean

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with faculty, staff, students, the community, and leaders throughout OSU as we continue the work to expand OSU-Cascades to serve the region’s educational, economic and cultural priorities.”

Dr. Sherman Bloomer

Meet the Chancellor and Dean

Sherman “Sherm” Bloomer took on OSU-Cascades top leadership position on May 1, 2023, continuing nearly three decades of service at Oregon State. He served as dean of OSU’s College of Science for 11 years before stepping in to lead the university’s budget and resource planning office in 2012. 

As dean of the College of Science, Bloomer worked with colleagues in the college on the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which successfully funded the Linus Pauling Science Center. Bloomer came to Oregon State in 1995 to serve as the chair of the Department of Geosciences and before that held faculty positions at Boston University and Duke University.

He taught courses for general education science students, geology majors and geochemistry and marine geology for graduate students. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, led and participated in ocean research expeditions, and his work has been supported by more than $1 million in grant and contract awards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Rice University and a doctorate in earth sciences from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

Sherm is a member of the boards of Economic Development of Central Oregon and Better Together, Central Oregon.

Work with the Chancellor and Dean’s Office

Meeting Requests

Kate Moses, Chief Assistant, Chancellor and Dean's Office or 541-322-2065

News Media Inquiries

Christine Coffin, Director of Communications or 541-322-3152

Chancellor Advocacy and Advisory Board

The Advocacy and Advisory Board provides an opportunity for alumni, friends and community members to deepen their engagement with OSU-Cascades, and for the Chancellor and Dean to gain advice and support. Members use their knowledge, networks, influence and affluence to advance OSU-Cascades' goals and help ensure the campus's future success. Learn more.