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Remembering John Byrne

John Byrne

Oregon State University President Emeritus John V. Byrne will be remembered for his commitment to excellence and advancing the university’s global reputation. In addition to his far-reaching impact as a scientist, educator and administrator, his leadership as a philanthropist and volunteer made a lasting impact on the university and the Corvallis community. Byrne died on Jan. 11 at age 95.

His family has requested that those wishing to make gifts in Dr. Byrne’s memory consider the following funds:

  • John and Shirley Byrne College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) Endowment Fund
  • John and Shirley Byrne OSU Library Support Fund
  • Shirley and John Byrne Music Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Shirley and John Byrne Piano Series Endowment Fund 

The OSU Foundation stewardship team will provide the family with the names of all donors who make gifts in honor of President Emeritus Byrne. If you would like to send a note of condolence to the family, you may send it to:

OSU Foundation
c/o Pam Powell, Director of Stewarship
4238 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333