President's Updates

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.

Testimony of UO President Michael Gottfredson in support of tuition equity legislation

02/13/2013 • H.B. 2787—Tuition Equity TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Michael R. Gottfredson, President, University of Oregon February 13, 2013 Chair Dembrow, Vice Chair Huffman, and Committee Members, Thank you for the opportunity to discuss tuition equity for Oregonians and to provide comments in support of House Bill 2787. 

Message from UO President Michael Gottfredson: equity and inclusion

01/15/2013 • Dear Colleagues: Our commitments to a campus that embraces diversity with a culture of inclusivity and equity are fundamental to our mission. As such, it is imperative that we continuously examine our progress and work to improve our achievements.

UO leaders greet prospective students, parents at Fiesta Bowl

01/02/2013 • A full story on the Fiesta Bowl event for prospective UO students is here.