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President Karl Scholz

John Karl Scholz begins tenure as UO president

Scholz — a leading economist, professor, and higher education leader — took office as the UO's 19th president on July 1.

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President Karl Scholz welcomes campus community members to the start of fall term

The president shares his excitement and well wishes for students, faculty, and staff as the new academic year gets underway.


10/02/2023 • The president also gave updates on leadership hires already underway and planned for later this year.
09/26/2023 • The president offered his encouragement and words of advice to students as they prepared to get their year underway.
09/12/2023 • The president shared his plans for university strategic priority setting and gave an update on leadership hiring.

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Karl Scholz remains focused on listening and learning as he prepares for the start of fall term

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