President's Updates

The Oregon Commitment to student access and success

11/10/2015 • Today we are here to celebrate the accomplishments of PathwayOregon. We are here to celebrate—but also to say that is not enough. Too many students are still left on the education sidelines. We must do much more to open our doors to more students from every walk of life, keep those doors open, and create paths to on-time graduation and successful careers.

Invitation to all-campus event: President's committment to access and opportunity

10/30/2015 • I invite you to join me for my first all-campus presidential address on November 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the EMU Ballroom. I will share plans for improving access, retention, and graduation for our students.

Message about Umpqua Community College shooting

10/01/2015 • Today’s heinous act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is a terrible tragedy that affects all of us. Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff of our sister institution, and to their loved ones.

Fall 2015 welcome to students

10/01/2015 • Welcome to the 2015–16 academic year! Whether you are just starting classes at the UO or are well on your way to earning your degree, I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Oregon for what I believe will be a transformative year.

Oregon House Higher Education Committee Testimony

09/29/2015 • Testimony of President Michael H. Schill at the House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development

2015 Convocation address

09/28/2015 • President Michael Schill addressed the University of Oregon incoming students at Matthew Knight Arena on September 27, the day before the start of fall classes:  Welcome.  You and I are in similar places today.  You are new to the University of Oregon, and I am new to my position as President of the University. 

Fall 2015 welcome to faculty

09/24/2015 • I am very excited about beginning my first academic year as your president. Over the past two months I have been overwhelmed by the warmth that many of you have shown me. Thank you! I have also been extraordinarily impressed by the desire among virtually everyone I have met for quick and decisive actions to propel our university forward. I believe the time is right to do this.

Sexual Assault Advisory Council

09/18/2015 • Sexual harassment and violence are serious problems that the University of Oregon, as well as all universities in our nation, confronts. An important part of our effort to address sexual harassment and violence on campus is the new Sexual Assault Advisory Council, which convened for the first time on September 1.

President Schill featured in alumni magazine

08/28/2015 • President Michael Schill was recently featured in the autumn issue of Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon. The university’s 18th president talks about his adjustment to Eugene, his love of books and his commitment to moving the UO forward.

Vice President and General Counsel announcement

08/19/2015 • August 19, 2015 It is a distinct pleasure to share with you today that Kevin Reed has accepted the role of vice president and general counsel. He will play a critical role as chief legal counsel and a senior advisor on institutional issues—a role expanded to better serve the university.