President's Updates

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.

Testimony before the Joint Ways and Means Committee, Education Subcommittee

03/27/2013 • Michael R. Gottfredson, President, University of Oregon House Bill 5031 – Oregon University System March 20, 2013 Co-chair Komp, Co-chair Monroe, and Committee Members, I am Michael Gottfredson, President of the University of Oregon. It is my pleasure to be with you today on behalf of Oregon State University (OSU), Portland State University (PSU), and the University of Oregon (UO) to discuss the mission and impact of Oregon’s large universities.

Letter to U.S. Senators Wyden and Merkley on National Science Foundation political science funding

03/22/2013 • March 15, 2013 Senator Ron Wvden Senator Jeff Merkley US Senate Washington. DC 20515 Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley:

PHOTO PAGE: UO President Michael Gottfredson joins crowd at policing forum

02/27/2013 • The second of three open campus forums to discuss the issue of arming University of Oregon police officers drew 30 people on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The final forum will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Text of President Michael Gottfredson's UO Senate remarks, Feb. 13, 2013

02/13/2013 • Thank you, President Kyr, members and guests of the Senate.  I appreciate the provost filling in for me last month when I had to be in Salem.