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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 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.


• Interim Executive Vice Provost Karen Ford will serve as interim provost effective January 1.
• The forum for UO employees will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall.
• The president wants to gather as much feedback as possible this fall during the listening phase of UO Onward Strategic Engagement.

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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.



Hundreds attended the event hosted by President Scholz and the Division of Equity and Inclusion
Nayantara Arora will pursue two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford
The Global University Sports Network will help advise and inform athletics leaders

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