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President Karl Scholz

University of Oregon President John Karl Scholz

Karl Scholz is the UO's 19th president. A leading economist, professor, and higher education leader, he took office on July 1, 2023.

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President Scholz congratulates UO's Rhodes Scholar

"To be selected for a Rhodes Scholarship is an extraordinary achievement, and we are honored and proud that Nayantara is a University of Oregon student," President Scholz said of Nayantara Arora, the UO's first Rhodes Scholar since 2007.

• The next visit is scheduled for Feb. 26, and the final visit has been moved to March 7.
• The Tuition and Fee Advisory Board has sent its recommendations to the president.
• The University of Oregon’s has selected four finalists in the search for the next provost and senior vice president. The UO community is invited to meet the candidates.

Additional Messages

Making Education and Innovation Possible

Philanthropy is a key element in helping the university achieve its potential. Our donors’ have made countless innovations and breakthroughs by our faculty and students possible. Their continued support provides opportunities to realize the dreams and aspirations of this campus now and for generations to come.

Review of student work by faculty in the College of Design
Student and staff member posing for a photo in the law school's career center
An instructor interacting with a student in the classroom
Students hanging out in a residence hall lounge
PathwayOregon graduates posing for a photo in their graduation gowns


Our Impact

The University of Oregon's commitment to research and innovation is a major driver of economic growth for the state of Oregon. With new additions like the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health, the university continues to make strides in how it contributes to the region.

Serving since 1876

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. We work at a human scale to generate big ideas. As a community of scholars, we help individuals question critically, think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.

Our Mission

University leadership

The university's administrative leadership comes from a variety of backgrounds and oversees the daily operations and long-term planning for the university. They work in collaboration with the UO Board of Trustees and University Senate to implement the university's mission.


The UO seeks input on an advisory board's tuition recommendation for 2024-25
The university community is invited to open sessions with the candidates in Feb. and March.
Craig Hella Johnson and Jos van Veldhoven will shape the festival’s vision and development

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