President's Updates

Vice President and General Counsel announcement

08/19/2015 • It is a distinct pleasure to share with you today that Kevin Reed has accepted the role of vice president and general counsel. He will play a critical role as chief legal counsel and a senior advisor on institutional issues—a role expanded to better serve the university.

Vice President for Communications announcement

08/11/2015 • As many of you have heard me repeatedly say over my first month as president, my top priority is to build the academic program and reputation of the University of Oregon. It is vital that we not only grow the faculty by adding great scholars, but that we promote the work that all faculty members do here to the outside world.

Message regarding "Jane Doe" settlement

08/04/2015 • For more than 11 months, our university has been involved in litigation that has fueled mistrust and divided our community.  Today I would like to share with you that the University of Oregon has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiff in the “Jane Doe” matter. In approving this settlement, it is my hope that we focus our attention and considerable expertise on making our campus one on which all students will feel secure in the knowledge that they will be free from sexual violence.

Relaunch of search for Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator

07/22/2015 • The university remains focused on the safety of our students and is committed to ending sexual violence on campus. The search for an individual to lead the university’s efforts in this critical area has been an important topic on campus for some time and we have benefited both from the suggestions and robust discussion that ensued.

First week on the job reflections

07/17/2015 • President Michael Schill's whirlwind first week on the job took him all across campus and around the state to meet with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. President Schill shared his thoughts in a video message to campus. Click here to view it.

President Schill gets his feet on the ground

07/06/2015 • UO President Michael Schill began a day-long tour of campus early Monday, meeting with employees and faculty in the lead-up to a welcome event in the afternoon. To read more and see pictures from President Schill's first days on the job visit AroundtheO.

Incoming President Schill: excited to arrive

06/30/2015 • I am excited to report that I am getting on a plane to join you in Eugene. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am about becoming part of the Duck community and assuming the presidency on Wednesday.

Congratulations graduates, reflections on the year

06/15/2015 • As finals come to a close and we prepare for the 2015 Commencement, I would like to congratulate the more than 5,100 University of Oregon students who have earned their degrees.

General Counsel search update

05/26/2015 • I wanted to provide an update on the General Counsel search and some background on a new direction for this position as we evaluate the role of the general counsel as an advisor to the president and senior leadership at the university.

Clusters of Excellence faculty hiring update

05/26/2015 • As we begin the final weeks of the academic year, I have exciting news to announce about our plans to attract outstanding faculty from across the country to the UO. 

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