A year worth celebrating

June 15, 2023

Dear University of Oregon community members,

As the 2022–23 academic year comes to a close, we have much to celebrate. Foremost, we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students. Your education has been marked by extraordinary resilience. Completing your degree, creating impact in our community, and graduating from the University of Oregon are already impressive accomplishments, but your experience included the disruptive challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. You overcame, persevered, and excelled. We are proud of you and your many accomplishments. Congratulations!

To our faculty, administrators, and staff: We experienced an atypical degree of change this year, and through it all, you continued to make new discoveries, produce world-class knowledge, art and expression; provide exceptional instruction and support for the success of our students; and serve the state of Oregon with our many programs and initiatives. We are deeply appreciative of all your work in support of our institution and community.

In a few short weeks, incoming President Karl Scholz will begin his tenure, and we share in his excitement to lead the UO into its next ambitious era. He has already demonstrated his vision, care, and commitment to excellence during his spring visits to Eugene and Portland, and we are excited about his arrival in July.

As we punctuate this academic year, we hope you enter the summer months with pride and a sense of accomplishment. We have much to celebrate, and we are grateful to each of you. May you have both a productive and restorative summer.


Jamie Moffitt
Interim President

Janet Woodruff-Borden
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President