President's Updates

President Gottfredson on OPB's "Think Out Loud"

10/01/2013 • President Gottfredson was a guest on the OPB radio program "Think Out Loud" today, where he discussed his first year as University of Oregon president. The president answered questions about the challenges and opportunities facing the university, including the role of athletics in higher education, the coming impact of the institution's new governance structure, how the establishment of an institutional board will help refinance the institution, the importance of academic freedom, and more.

Mission Critical: UO's Critical Mission

09/29/2013 • This week, we welcome students and faculty to campus to begin a new academic year at the University of Oregon. It’s one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere: the gracious buildings through which one can read the entire 137-year history of our campus, the lush arboretum that constitutes our grounds, and the remarkable setting in the Southern Willamette Valley. There’s a sense of timelessness on our campus that evokes the legacy of scholarship and inquiry to which our students and faculty contribute.

Email to faculty and staff: Governor announces UO board appointments; UO releases FY2013 giving totals

08/19/2013 • Dear Colleagues,  I am pleased to share with you two items of great importance to the university: Governor John Kitzhaber’s announcement of his appointees to the University of Oregon Board of Trustees, and the university’s fiscal year 2013 giving totals.

President Gottfredson’s statement on passage of Senate Bill 270

07/03/2013 • I’m pleased to report to you that the Oregon Legislature has approved legislation that, when signed by the governor, will transform the way our university is governed by enabling Oregon’s public universities to establish institutional governing boards.

Presidential Address: The Investiture of Michael R. Gottfredson

05/30/2013 • The Path Ahead, the Path Behind Thank you all for being here. I am grateful to have you here today—my new colleagues and community: students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni. I am honored and humbled to have been named President of this great university, and I look forward to the work we are going to do together.

President Gottfredson’s comments on shared governance

05/20/2013 • May 20, 2013  Introductory context from President Gottfredson: 

Interim senior vice president and provost announced

05/01/2013 • Dear colleagues: I am delighted to announce that Scott Coltrane, dean of the University of Oregon's College of Arts and Sciences, has accepted my invitation to serve in an interim role as the UO's senior vice president and provost beginning July 1. 

Spring update from the president

04/15/2013 • This is an exciting time to be at the University of Oregon. It is a time of tremendous accomplishment, as our faculty, students, and alumni, through their research and scholarship, contribute ideas and innovations that impact our economy and quality of life in a substantive way. It is a time of change, of the integration of new technologies, the opening of new facilities, and soon, the graduation of a new class of UO alumni who will go out and make their mark on the world.

UO Day at the Capitol - in photos

04/12/2013 • Testimony from University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson about the importance of current higher education governance legislation was one of several highlights at this year's UO Day at the Capitol - the university's every-other-year day of advocacy before the Oregon Legislature. Max Siegel, the CEO of USA Track and Field, joined UO supporters in Salem to announce that the Olympic Track and Field Trials will be held at Hayward Field in 2016 -- the third-straight Trials to be held at the historic UO facility.

UO President Michael Gottfredson's April 11 testimony before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development

04/11/2013 • Chairman Hass, Vice Chair Knopp, and Committee Members, I am Michael Gottfredson, President of the University of Oregon. It is my pleasure to be with you today to testify in support of Senate Bill 270.  I joined the University of Oregon just over eight months ago after spending several decades as an administrator and faculty member at the University of Arizona and most recently at the University of California, Irvine.