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


09/15/2021 • President Michael Schill and Provost Patrick Phillips sent a message welcoming faculty and staff to the start of fall term, and detailing the UO’s comprehensive safety plan for returning to daily life on campus.
09/14/2021 • President Michael Schill discusses how the UO is preparing to safely welcome students back to campus for in-person learning. He also talks about the work happening at the Knight Campus, several new majors available to undergraduates, and more on UO Today.
09/08/2021 • President Michael H. Schill sent a message to faculty members announcing the appointment of Josh Gordon as the UO's next faculty athletics representative.

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Kenneth Calhoon teaching a comparative literature class

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