The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is a consortium of public research universities dedicated to improving educational outcomes and degree completion for all students, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color.  At Oregon State University, we work with our colleagues in the UIA to identify innovative practices that will help more students graduate, adapt those practices to serve a broader range of students and then share what we learned with the higher education community. Insights from our collaboration with the UIA are informing the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative and numerous projects across campus to benefit students.

University Innovation Alliance Partners

The UIA institutions share a common commitment to supporting and enhancing success for all students, particularly those from first-generation, low-income and other traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

  • Arizona State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Alix Gitelman
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University Innovation Alliance
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OSU Contacts



Dan Larson
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
University Innovation Alliance
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Clare Creighton
Director, Academic Success Center
University Innovation Alliance Co-liaison
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Daniel Lopez-Cevallós
Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
University Innovation Alliance Co-liaison
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