President's Updates

Fall 2015 welcome to faculty

09/24/2015 • I am very excited about beginning my first academic year as your president. Over the past two months I have been overwhelmed by the warmth that many of you have shown me. Thank you! I have also been extraordinarily impressed by the desire among virtually everyone I have met for quick and decisive actions to propel our university forward. I believe the time is right to do this.

Sexual Assault Advisory Council

09/18/2015 • Sexual harassment and violence are serious problems that the University of Oregon, as well as all universities in our nation, confronts. An important part of our effort to address sexual harassment and violence on campus is the new Sexual Assault Advisory Council, which convened for the first time on September 1.

President Schill featured in alumni magazine

08/28/2015 • President Michael Schill was recently featured in the autumn issue of Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon. The university’s 18th president talks about his adjustment to Eugene, his love of books and his commitment to moving the UO forward.

Vice President and General Counsel announcement

08/19/2015 • August 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 • I am pleased to announce that I have changed the institution’s organizational structure to create an independent University Communications office, and I am appointing Kyle Henley as the new Vice President for Communications.

Message regarding "Jane Doe" settlement

08/04/2015 • 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 • Today we are relaunching the search for the Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, with an important increase in desired qualifications and compensation.

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 gets his feet on the ground

07/06/2015 • New 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.

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.