President's Updates

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, December 4, 2013

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.

Time to end sequester cuts to research and education (Oregonian op-ed)

12/01/2013 • The following opinion piece appeared in the Sunday, December 1 Oregonian. By Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson,Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson 

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, November 13, 2013

11/15/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Email to faculty and staff: Benchmarking the University of Oregon

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.

Remarks, Breakfast for Diversity Champions

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.

Email to faculty and staff: Welcoming our Board of Trustees nominees

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.

Email to faculty and staff: Fall campus update

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.

Access and Quality: Sustaining Higher Education in Oregon's Public Interest

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.

Email to officers of administration: update on compensation and benefits

10/10/2013 • President Gottfredson sent the following email recognizing the hard work of Officers of Administration and highlighting salary and benefit increases.

Embracing Change to Move the University of Oregon Forward

10/08/2013 • E-mail message to alumni and friends of the University of Oregon As students return to campus this fall, Oregon is embracing bold changes in the way our public universities are governed, reform that is essential to advancing our mission in the face of a prolonged decline in investment from the state.