10/01/2015 • Today’s heinous act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is a terrible tragedy that affects all of us. Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff of our sister institution, and to their loved ones.
10/01/2015 • Welcome to the 2015–16 academic year! Whether you are just starting classes at the UO or are well on your way to earning your degree, I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Oregon for what I believe will be a transformative year.
09/28/2015 • President Michael Schill addressed the University of Oregon incoming students at Matthew Knight Arena on September 27, the day before the start of fall classes: Welcome. You and I are in similar places today. You are new to the University of Oregon, and I am new to my position as President of the University.
09/24/2015 • I am very excited about beginning my first academic year as your president. Over the past two months I have been overwhelmed by the warmth that many of you have shown me. Thank you! I have also been extraordinarily impressed by the desire among virtually everyone I have met for quick and decisive actions to propel our university forward. I believe the time is right to do this.
09/18/2015 • Sexual harassment and violence are serious problems that the University of Oregon, as well as all universities in our nation, confronts. An important part of our effort to address sexual harassment and violence on campus is the new Sexual Assault Advisory Council, which convened for the first time on September 1.
08/28/2015 • President Michael Schill was recently featured in the autumn issue of Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon. The university’s 18th president talks about his adjustment to Eugene, his love of books and his commitment to moving the UO forward.
08/19/2015 • August 19, 2015 It is a distinct pleasure to share with you today that Kevin Reed has accepted the role of vice president and general counsel. He will play a critical role as chief legal counsel and a senior advisor on institutional issues—a role expanded to better serve the university.
08/11/2015 • I am pleased to announce that I have changed the institution’s organizational structure to create an independent University Communications office, and I am appointing Kyle Henley as the new Vice President for Communications.
08/04/2015 • Today I would like to share with you that the University of Oregon has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiff in the “Jane Doe” matter. In approving this settlement, it is my hope that we focus our attention and considerable expertise on making our campus one on which all students will feel secure in the knowledge that they will be free from sexual violence.
07/22/2015 • Today we are relaunching the search for the Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, with an important increase in desired qualifications and compensation.