In his address, Ray pointed to notable achievements for the university and OSU-Cascades in the past year including OSU's Juntos program.
In 2017, the university reached 2.3 million Oregonians with the help of 13,000 community volunteers, and investments by the state and counties through its outreach and engagement programs. Ray cited OSU’s Juntos program, which serves more than 3,000 Latino families in 23 Oregon communities. Juntos is located in nine Central Oregon high schools and middle schools and serves more than 800 families in Bend, Redmond, Jefferson County and Crook County. Of those students participating in Juntos, 100 percent earn their high school degree and 92 percent go to a community college or four-year university or college.