10/16/2012 • University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson's first remarks to the UO Senate focused on governance – from the faculty collaboration that he sees as essential for a properly-run campus to the proposed institutional governing boards that he considers an effective response to declining state support for higher education. The president addressed the state of the UO during his Oct. 11 Senate appearance by defining his view of a public research university. He also introduced himself to the UO's governing body by deadpanning his responsibility for an ideal start to the school year. (Full text of president's remarks) "Since I've been here the weather has been perfect – not just good, actually, but perfect," he said. "We've recruited a distinguished group of students and we haven't lost a football game.
10/11/2012 • Thank you President Kyr. I am very happy to be here---at the University of Oregon and with you in the senate. I greatly look forward to working with those of you in the senate and to our future interactions.
10/01/2012 • It’s great to have fall term underway. The energy our students bring to campus is infectious. For some of you, welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing and productive summer. For others, thank you for all your hard work over the summer months maintaining this beautiful campus, paying the bills, engaging with the public through the Olympic Trials, camps, and public programs, and preparing for this academic year.
06/15/2012 • The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously June 15, 2012, to appoint Michael R. Gottfredson as the new president of the University of Oregon, starting Aug. 1, 2012. Gottfredson has served as executive vice-chancellor and provost and professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California at Irvine since 2000. “I’m very excited about being appointed president of the University of Oregon and appreciate the efforts of all of those involved in the search process,” Gottfredson said. “Karol and I are looking forward to joining the UO community later this summer and helping to move forward the mission and goals of this prestigious institution. This is a unique time for higher education in Oregon with lots of possibilities for helping more students succeed across the state and get us closer to the 40-40-20 goal. “The UO has and will continue to play a leadership role in ensuring that Oregonians have access to one of the best universities in the country, and that our graduates will continue to make important contributions to the economy of Oregon.”