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Patrick Phillips,
Interim President of the University of Oregon

“I could not be more firmly committed to this role as interim president, and will invest all of my energy to help define how we could best serve our broader role as a university in the state that is completely authentic to the University of Oregon.”

Interim President Phillips was appointed by the University of Oregon Board of Trustees on August 16, 2022, and formally began in the position on August 20. He previously served as the provost and senior vice president of the university and is a faculty member in the Department of Biology.

From the President's Desk

Front of the Flock | Unpack the Quack

Interim President Phillips kicked off Week of Welcome and a new campus conversation series, Front of the Flock, talking with several resident assistants. RAs Christian, Carolyn, and Derek shared their advice on how to make the most of your first year at UO.


11/16/2022 • Interim President Patrick Phillips provides an update on the University of Oregon’s work to improve our campus culture and foster a welcoming and respectful environment.
10/31/2022 • I am writing today with a simple message: VOTE! It is your right as an American—regardless of religion, race, gender, identity, ability, orientation, or ideology—to vote. Your vote matters.
10/10/2022 • Interim President Patrick Phillips announced the launch of the UO Home Flight Scholars Program, a new student success program dedicated to serving American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students who are residents of Oregon.

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.



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