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Investiture of President Michael H. Schill

“This is our moment. We must work together in common cause to make this university
as great as it can be.”

Michael H. Schill is the 18th president of the University of Oregon. He began his tenure on July 1, 2015. The Investiture of President Schill is scheduled for June 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. A reception will follow at Ford Alumni Center. The entire campus and community is invited to attend this formal ceremony celebrating the instillation of the president.


President's Updates

Over the past few weeks we have announced the appointments of a new vice president for research and three deans—an unprecedented series of leadership hires that are critical for the University of Oregon’s future and ability to achieve excellence. I want to extend my deepest thanks to Brook Muller, Julianne Newton, and Brad Shelton, all of whom stepped up to serve their units and schools with enormous distinction. Our whole university owes them a tremendous debt of gratitude.

We are pleased to share with you the attached draft of the IDEAL Framework: A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This document represents more than two years of work by the university, and encompasses efforts of the University-wide Diversity Committee and the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Debates concerning university building and statuary naming and denaming decisions have placed several important issues front and center across the nation. One particular issue is the challenge many prestigious universities face as they grapple with how to recognize historic figures whose opinions and views have proved to be abhorrent by today’s moral standards. It’s a challenge, too, for the University of Oregon as well as a leadership opportunity.


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