Dear colleagues: I am delighted to announce that Scott Coltrane, dean of the University of Oregon's College of Arts and Sciences, has accepted my invitation to serve in an interim role as the UO's senior vice president and provost beginning July 1.
This is an exciting time to be at the University of Oregon. It is a time of tremendous accomplishment, as our faculty, students, and alumni, through their research and scholarship, contribute ideas and innovations that impact our economy and quality of life in a substantive way. It is a time of change, of the integration of new technologies, the opening of new facilities, and soon, the graduation of a new class of UO alumni who will go out and make their mark on the world.
Testimony from University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson about the importance of current higher education governance legislation was one of several highlights at this year's UO Day at the Capitol - the university's every-other-year day of advocacy before the Oregon Legislature.Max Siegel, the CEO of USA Track and Field, joined UO supporters in Salem to announce that the Olympic Track and Field Trials will be held at Hayward Field in 2016 -- the third-straight Trials to be held at the historic UO facility.