Interim President of the University of Oregon
Jamie Moffitt is the interim president of the University of Oregon. She was appointed to the position on March 13, 2023, by the UO Board of Trustees. As interim president, Moffitt is the institution’s chief executive officer and is focused on advancing the UO’s mission through enhancing academic and research excellence, supporting student access and success, improving inclusion and diversity, and providing an outstanding campus experience.
Prior to being appointed interim president, Moffitt was the university’s senior vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer. She oversaw a broad range of units such as budget and resource planning and business affairs, human resources, campus planning and facilities management, information services, and safety and risk services, which includes the UO police department.
Before being appointed as vice president in January 2012, Moffitt was the executive senior associate athletic director for finance and administration from May 2010 to December 2011. In this role, she managed finances, human resources, contracts, and facilities for the athletic department. She functioned as the primary contact with the Pac-12 conference on all financial issues and served on the bowl committees for the 2011 BCS championship game and the 2012 Rose Bowl game.
From 2003 to 2010, she was the associate dean for finance and operations at the UO School of Law. In this role, she reorganized the school’s financial structure, implemented new systems for annual budgeting, designed new financial reporting practices, and improved human resources practices. While at the law school, she also taught classes in negotiation and accounting and financial analysis.
Before coming to the UO, Moffitt spent seven years working in the private sector. She began her career working as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. At McKinsey, her engagements mainly focused on strategic planning and merger and acquisition projects for Fortune 500 companies. She then moved to the role of vice president of strategy and professional services for Beachfire, a venture capital-backed software company providing negotiation applications to the financial services sector. In 2001, when her family moved to Oregon, Moffitt joined mediate.com, a technology company providing web services and information to professionals in the dispute resolution field.
Moffitt received her bachelor of arts in economics from Harvard, her master of arts in law and diplomacy for international business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and her juris doctor from Harvard Law School. She was the training director for the Harvard Mediation Program and helped teach classes with the Harvard Negotiation Project. She was also a founding member and the deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. She has published multiple articles on negotiation, mediation, and mergers and acquisitions.