President Michael H. Schill

“I am committed to working with each of you to make the University of Oregon a great university, a better university, and the very best university it can be.”

Michael H. Schill is the 18th president of the University of Oregon. He began his tenure on July 1, 2015, and was formally invested into office on June 1, 2016. He previously served as the dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, as well as dean of the UCLA School of Law.

Speeding the Path to Discovery

Second $500 million gift from Penny and Phil Knight launches next phase of state-of-the-art science campus.

Explore the Future


07/19/2021 • President Michael H. Schill made a statement following the ruling by a federal judge in Texas on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
07/06/2021 • President Schill, Provost Phillips, and Vice President Guldberg sent a message announcing a second $500-million gift from Penny and Phil Knight, launching the next phase of the Knight Campus.
06/25/2021 • President Michael H. Schill and UO Board of Trustees Chair Chuck Lillis sent a message to faculty and staff announcing that Angela Wilhelms, university secretary and advisor to the president, will be leaving the university in September to become President and CEO of Oregon Business and Industry.

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