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.
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.
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.
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.
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.