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UO names John Karl Scholz as 19th president

Scholz — a leading economist, professor, and higher education leader — will take office July 1.

The board named Jamie Moffitt as interim president until Scholz arrives on July 1.

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Incoming President John Karl Scholz makes a visit to Eugene

The university's next president came to campus for a few days in April to meet the community and experience some of what makes Oregon special.


05/30/2023 • Interim President Jamie Moffitt and Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Janet Woodruff-Borden provide the latest on work to improve campus climate and culture.
05/16/2023 • The University of Oregon has launched a national search for a new Vice President for Advancement. The vice president will take the helm of an organization that has resulted in some of the most significant philanthropic gifts in higher education and that inspires its large, passionate and engaged stakeholders for an institution that is focused on delivering on the value of higher education at the highest level.
05/12/2023 • The University of Oregon has launched a national search for a new Vice President for University Communications. Reporting to the University President, the Vice President will serve as the chief communications officer for the university, leading and managing internal and external communications and marketing strategy, execution, and evaluation.

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