President's Updates

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:

It's on us to end sexual assault

04/03/2015 • Interim President Coltrane send the following email message to campus: Dear students and colleagues,

Remembering Emeritus President Dave Frohnmayer

03/10/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent the following email to campus about the death of Emeritus President Dave Frohnmayer: I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dave Frohnmayer. Dave was a friend, a former colleague and a valued advisor. I am honored to have witnessed how his profound collaboration and insightful vision built the University of Oregon into the top research university it is today.

Senate remarks: addressing sexual assault

03/09/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane provided the following written remarks to the University Senate:

Statement regarding the recent sexual assault lawsuit

02/26/2015 • We have an obligation to protect our students—to educate them and create a safe and respectful campus experience. In the last few days I have heard from many of you and I have reflected on how to fulfill that mission while responding to a lawsuit against the university. Today I decided that it is in the best interest of the university community to file an amended answer to the lawsuit that withdraws the counterclaims. The university never intended to seek costs, fees, or damages against our student. With this action, we make that clear.

Black History Month and fostering conversation about racism

02/16/2015 • President Coltrane sent the following email to campus about Black HIstory Month and fostering campus conversations about racism: February’s designation as Black History Month presents us with an opportunity to reflect on past and current victories and challenges for racial equality in the U.S. I think we can all agree that our country has come a long way since great leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis fought to ensure our country truly lived up to the United States Constitution’s promise of liberty and justice for all.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/19/2015 • Interim President Coltrane delivered the following remarks at the 2015 MLK Day Community March: