Messages

12/06/2013 • The following is the text of a November 27, 2013 letter to U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley from President Gottfredson and the presidents of Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health & Science University.Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley:As Presidents of Oregon’s public research universities, we ask that you support a FY 2014 budget agreement that eliminates the federal budget sequester and promotes the economic vitality of the country by investing in education and scientific research.
12/05/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented.I’m pleased to be here today, and thank you for being here as well—I know this is an especially busy time. It’s been just three weeks since I last met with the Senate so I’ll keep my remarks concise, but I do have a few updates I’d like to share with you.
12/01/2013 • The following opinion piece appeared in the Sunday, December 1 Oregonian.By Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson,Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson 
11/15/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
11/07/2013 • President Gottfredson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Coltrane shared information about the university's benchmarking report in an email to the campus community.
11/04/2013 • In his introductory remarks at the Office of Equity and Inclusion's October 31, 2013 Breakfast for Diversity Champions, President Gottfredson celebrated those who champion diversity on our campus daily and called upon all to continue working to institutionalize equity, inclusion, and diversity as commonplace practices at the University of Oregon.
10/29/2013 • Dear Colleagues,This week, nominees to the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees—the institutional governing board recently established by the Oregon Legislature—will visit our campus for an orientation workshop. It is one of many opportunities our new trustees will have to become broadly knowledgeable about the university and their role as board members before their authority becomes fully effective in July 2014.
10/15/2013 • Dear Colleagues,I hope your academic year is off to a great start. I’ve enjoyed meeting new students and welcoming our outstanding new faculty and staff members to campus at events marking the beginning of school, from “Unpack the Quack” and our neighborhood welcome walk to the annual new faculty picnic. Since the close of our previous academic and fiscal years, we’ve made significant progress on a number of fronts that affect the university, and I’m pleased to take this opportunity to share a few highlights with you.
10/10/2013 • President Gottfredson delivered the following speech to the Rotary Club of Portland on October 8, 2013.I’m beginning my second year as President of the University of Oregon, and I cannot overemphasize what a privilege that is. I work for an institution that exists solely to improve people’s lives—I would call it a noble organization. Our product is knowledge, and our purpose is advancing the quality of life for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.
10/10/2013 • President Gottfredson sent the following email recognizing the hard work of Officers of Administration and highlighting salary and benefit increases.