Messages

02/13/2019 • President Michael H. Schill sent the following tuition recommendation message to campus:February 13, 2019Dear Campus Community,
01/11/2019 • President Michael H. Schill gave the following remarks at the City Club of Eugene meeting on January 22, 2019: Good afternoon. Thank you to the City Club for inviting me to talk about the University of Oregon and our important relationship with Eugene, the region, and state.
12/04/2018 • December 4, 2018President Michael H. Schill delivered the following remarks at the UO Board of Trustees full board meeting in Eugene:Hello.You have heard or will soon hear about many of the key initiatives and priorities of the university during this board meeting including: enrollment, student success, faculty hiring, budgeting, and—coming up this afternoon—tuition setting, legislative session, and the Knight Campus.With so much of this already covered elsewhere, I will try to keep my remarks brief. Today I will talk about three things:
10/29/2018 • October 29, 2018Dear University of Oregon community,Saturday’s horrific massacre of 11 innocent men and women in Pittsburgh, as they worshipped together, no doubt shocks each and every one of us. It should. The 11 souls whose lives were extinguished were targeted solely because of the god they worship. These killings follow on the heels of the murders of two African American shoppers at a grocery store in Kentucky last Wednesday and the attempted delivery of pipe bombs to a number of people who were selected apparently because of their political beliefs. 
10/22/2018 • Dear members of the University of Oregon community,The University of Oregon is proud to be a welcoming and inclusive campus that supports the rights of every member of our community, including people of all genders and gender identities. 
10/04/2018 • March 5, 2019 President Michael H. Schill delivered the following remarks at the UO Board of Trustees full board meeting in Eugene: Good morning. Yesterday Jamie gave us a sobering review of the university’s budget situation. While it presents challenges for all of us, it is something that we will manage our way through without harming all of the progress we have achieved over the past four years. That to me is very important.
09/26/2018 • In October 2014, before my arrival on the UO campus, the university announced what was then an audacious goal of raising $2 billion to strengthen this institution in ways never before considered. It has been an honor to work alongside so many of you toward this unprecedented goal. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our alumni and friends, we have reached $1.87 billion and will, at some point over the next year, cross that $2 billion threshold. It has been a massive undertaking that has transformed this campus in amazing ways and created new opportunities for Oregonians. I am deeply grateful to the more than 95,000 donors who have contributed to the campaign.
09/26/2018 • Dear University of Oregon community members:It is incredibly exciting to see the University of Oregon campus return to life at the beginning of the academic year. The crisp fall air, the flaming hues of changing leaves, and hustle-bustle associated with move-in, the first day of classes, convocation, meeting new people, and rekindling friendships gives me a renewed sense of energy, hope, and enthusiasm. I cannot wait to see what each of you—students and members of the faculty and staff—accomplishes and achieves in the coming year.
09/07/2018 • President Michael H. Schill delivered the following remarks at the UO Board of Trustees full board meeting in Portland: Thank you, Chair Lillis. Let me first thank ASUO President Maria Gallegos and Vice President Ivan Chen for being here to represent student government. Ensuring that we have open lines of communications with our students is a high priority for me and my entire administration. I am very much looking forward to working with Maria, Ivan, and the rest of ASUO on making sure that student voices are heard and well represented. I believe we have a good foundation for a fruitful and productive working relationship
06/13/2018 • As we close out the 2017-18 academic year, I offer my warm congratulations to all of our graduates. I also want to thank everyone—faculty, advisors, graduate instructors and researchers, and staff—who helped our graduates reach the finish line. Together, we accomplished quite a bit this year. We took big leaps forward in advancing our academic enterprise: we broke ground on the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and hired a permanent executive director to lead this extraordinary effort to further the mission of science in the service of society; we invested in promising new academic programs—from data science and science media to embedding education researchers in high schools—and we continued to hire and invest in world-class scholars in fields such as obesity prevention, Black studies, anthropology, and volcanology to name a few.