MacVicar at Larry Wade Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Photo was used in the Oregon Stater, September 1970, cover and Oregon Stater, March 1980, p. 6. Robert W. MacVicar was president of Oregon State University from 1970-1986. MacVicar was also a professor of chemistry and tripled the size of the university's budget. During his years as president, the size of the campus increased with 23 additional buildings.