Welcome Mariann Hyland, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

February 2, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to welcome Mariann Hyland to the university as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Mariann’s responsibilities will focus primarily on faculty personnel issues and she will serve as the chief Academic Affairs liaison with United Academics and Human Resources’ Employee and Labor Relations team. Additionally, Mariann will support the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs with policy review and development.

Mariann has more than 18 years of experience in institution-wide management, strategic planning, and policy direction at educational and regulatory institutions. She began her legal career in private practice with Stoel Rives specializing in labor and employment law. She served Oregon Health and Science University, where she provided leadership for civil rights compliance and diversity and inclusion, and Chemeketa Community College, where she served as in-house legal counsel and director of public safety, risk management, and contracts. More recently, Mariann was the Oregon State Bar’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to supporting the Bar’s mission to increase access to justice, she provided leadership at the Bar to increase the diversity of the law school pipeline, and ultimately the Bar membership. 

She is active in the community, including serving as a member of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility’s Prison Advisory Committee, the UO President’s Diversity Advisory Community Council, the UO Clark Honors College Dean’s Advisory Council, and Resolutions Northwest’s board of directors. 

Mariann’s ties to UO run deep. She is a “Double Duck”, having earned a B.S. in General Science and a J.D. from the School of Law. Her daughter is enrolled in the Clark Honors College.

Mariann’s office is located at 8 Johnson Hall, on the garden level. She can be reached at 6-8811 or hylandm@uoregon.edu. She will be supported by Sonja K. Runberg who can be reached at 6-4345 or srunberg@uoregon.edu.

Please join me in welcoming Mariann.


Doug Blandy