The Roots Computing Group provides infrastructure and support for the computing needs of the Departments of College of Ag Admin, Animal & Rangeland Sciences, Applied Economics, Crop & Soil Science, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Horticulture, the Oregon Seed Laboratory, and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences.

Remote Support

The Roots Support team is now providing support from home. If you need help, please send an email to Roots Support as usual but you can also jump into a Zoom room and talk with us live. Zoom room hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday (excluding OSU holidays and other closures). 

Zoom Information:

Zoom Dial - In Info:

  • +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
  • +1 301 715 8592 US
  • +1 253 215 8782 US


Thank you,

Your Roots IT Team – Tim, Curt, Tina, Erick, Jeff


Timothy Rager Named New IT Director for the College of Agricultural Sciences

Following a comprehensive national search, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Timothy Rager as its new Director of Information and Technology.

Rager brings diverse senior leadership experience managing information technology for complex, decentralized organizations. Most recently, Rager was the Chief Information Officer for Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) where he spearheaded a multi-state collaboration between Washington and Oregon community colleges and launched critical cybersecurity initiatives that increased the safety and security of LBCC’s data. Prior to working with LBCC, he led IT initiatives for other top higher education institutions and non-profits, including Seattle Central College and the Seattle Art Museum. With an MBA from Penn State, Rager brings more than 15 years of experience advancing technology initiatives to meet the fast-paced changing demands on increasingly critical IT infrastructure.

“We are excited to welcome Tim to the leadership team,” said Staci Simonich, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. “His expertise working at higher education institutions with multiple locations and his understanding of the critical role of meeting the needs of our diverse and decentralized college which includes both urban and rural communities is key to ensuring we continue to thrive in our efforts to live out our land-grant mission of education, research and outreach.”

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