Grants and Strategic Initiatives

Connecting faculty research and sponsored initiatives across divisions and schools in support of Willamette University's strategic priorities.


To collaborate proactively with faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to source, catalyze, and advance transformative ideas by leveraging grant and fellowship opportunities, corporate sponsorships, individual philanthropy, and institutional resources.


Through a partnership with Academic Affairs, Advancement, and Financial Operations, OGSI seeks to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship that fosters individual innovation and institutional excellence by cultivating and funding creative ideas that advance the strategic priorities of Willamette University. 


Kendra Mingo
News Story

Longtime director of Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives stepping down

After 13 years of developing OGSI and helping Willamette secure tens of millions of dollars in grants and awards, Kendra Mingo has accepted a position at University of Idaho.