President's Updates

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. 

Preparing to welcome a new president

05/14/2015 • This is the first time I’ve addressed the full senate since the Board of Trustees announced their selection of Professor Mike Schill as the new president of the University of Oregon. 

Message about university elections

05/13/2015 • Interim President Coltrane and Senate President Kyr sent the following email to faculty and staff regarding a need to reset this year's university elections: Dear Colleagues, As you may know, elections for the University Senate, university standing committees, and the Officers of Administration Council began on Friday, May 8. Unfortunately, we have discovered technological issues that could compromise the results.

Call for nominations to new Sexual Assault Advisory Council

04/22/2015 • As part of the comprehensive initiatives to address sexual assault, the university is seeking nominations for a new Sexual Assault Advisory Council. This group will play a key role in advancing the university’s comprehensive plan to improve its practices in preventing and responding to sexual assault and ensuring the campus is respectful and safe for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Senate remarks: Supporting shared governance

04/08/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane addressed the University Senate with the following remarks:

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