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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 thanks the campus community

The university's next president was appreciative of the warm welcome he's received since being appointed to lead the UO.


03/16/2023 • Interim President Jamie Moffitt announces that Richie Hunter, vice president for university communications, will be leaving the University of Oregon to take the role of vice president for communications at the University of Michigan.
03/15/2023 • Interim President Moffitt said that she and the provost would work together to keep momentum going during this time of transition.
02/27/2023 • Interim President Patrick Phillips issues his tuition and fee proposal for the 2023-24 academic year to the Board of Trustees.

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Board members also approved three new degree programs in a full agenda of action
The university is entering the fourth year of its guaranteed tuition program
Surveys and feedback will help shape ideas to celebrate students’ academic success

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