President's Updates

Senate address: Comprehensive plan to address sexual assault

11/05/2014 • The following is the text of the president's prepared remarks to the University Senate at its regular meeting. Thank you, President Kyr. Good afternoon everyone. I want to first let you know that Provost Bronet is not able to attend today’s senate meeting because she is at the University of Michigan with Vice Presidents Yvette Alex-Assensoh and Robin Homes for a national meeting on campus climate.

Policy review and revision process

10/22/2014 • Under our new governance by the Board of Trustees, the University of Oregon needs to review and update its policies. This is a big undertaking. But it is important work, as these policies are critical to our operations and fulfilling our mission. This review will also afford us the opportunity to organize and streamline the policies so that the University can operate effectively and transparently.

University Update: Making history - the Oregon way

10/22/2014 • Interim President Coltrane shared the following message with faculty and staff by email:

Important information about reporting sexual violence

10/01/2014 • Sexual Harassment and Violence Prevention and Response – Email to Faculty. For the most up-to-date information and resources, visit or October 2014

Convocation: Presidential Address

09/28/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane delivered the following remarks to the entering freshman during Convocation at Matthew Knight Arena:

Interim President to act upon recommendations from the University Senate Task Force

09/23/2014 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following email, outlining new and continued initiatives, in response to the initial recommendations from the Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support:

Initiatives and searches - next steps

09/03/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane and acting Provost Frances Bronet shared an update with the campus community about current strategic initiatives and position searches. Dear Colleagues,

Remarks at the first public input session of the President's Review Panel examining sexual misconduct

08/29/2014 • August 26 – Interim President Coltrane shared the following remarks during the first public input session of the President’s Review Panel, an eight-member panel he appointed to examine the UO’s practices and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual misconduct.

Message from Interim President Scott Coltrane greeting campus, announcing interim provost

08/08/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent out the following message to greet the campus community and welcome new Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Frances Bronet: Colleagues, The fact that I am greeting you as interim president is as surprising to me as it may be to you.

Transition message from Michael Gottfredson

08/06/2014 • Today it is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to depart the UO as President and pursue other opportunities in academia. I accepted the job as President of this great institution with the clear objective of helping the University manage through a period of uncertainty and get to a place of stability. We have accomplished those objectives and I know that the UO is on the right course.