University Resources

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University Resources

Accessible Education Center (AEC)

Hilary Gerdes, Senior Director
James Bailey, Accessible Technology Coordinator
Jeff Jaech, Sign Language Interpreting/Transcribing Coordinator
Katie Wolf, Testing Coordinator

The Accessible Education Center (AEC) coordinates services for over 1,000 students with disabilities and provides support and guidance to faculty through direct services, outreach, training, and consultation. An instructor notification letter outlines accommodations individualized to each student.

We can assist with:

  • Understanding responsibilities and best practices in providing accommodations to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities
  • Administration of accommodated tests and universal design strategies to minimize the need for individual accommodations
  • Alternate print formats (Braille, digital), accessible web design

Sample syllabus statement: The University of Oregon is working to create inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in disability related barriers to your participation, please notify me as soon as possible. You may also wish to contact the Accessible Education Center in 164 Oregon Hall at 541-346-1155 or

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Academic Extension (AE)

Sandra Gladney, Executive Director
Paul Katz, Associate Director
Son Le Hughes, Assistant Director
Sonya Faust, Senior Program Manager
Larissa Ennis, Senior Program Manager

Academic Extension (AE) provides leadership for the incubation and delivery of special learning opportunities, including professional development workshops, conferences, lifelong learning, online courses, and summer session programs. AE is well-situated to facilitate programs that bridge across schools and colleges, reach beyond traditional campus locations and formats, or serve audiences beyond the primary undergraduate core. Working closely with academic partners and administrative units across campus, AE facilitates delivery of entrepreneurial credit and noncredit opportunities through customized operational systems, such as registration and payment options, facilities and events arrangements, and communication and design expertise, among other services.

Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE)

Kimberly Johnson, Codirector; Assistant Vice Provost for Advising; Director, OAA
Lesley-Anne Pittard, Codirector; Assistant Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement
Rosa Chavez, Associate Director
Stephanie Tabibian, Academic Advisor and Native American Retention Specialist
Karla Perez-Young, Academic Advisor and Latinx/Chicanx Retention Specialist
Joann Zhang, Academic Advisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Specialist
Kendaris Hill, Academic Advisor and Black/African American Retention Specialist
Barbara Marbury, Pipeline and Community Engagement Programs Coordinator
Jeffery Hall, Retention Programs Coordinator

CMAE is one of the units of the Division of Equity and Inclusion. It is a place where students are empowered, engaged, and nurtured for success. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations by developing and implementing programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond.
CMAE advising and retention specialists work closely with students and faculty to provide tools for a successful and rewarding college career. Retention specialists utilize a holistic approach to advising, coaching, and mentoring to support the learning process. They monitor academic progress, assess student needs, and advocate for students through appropriate referral services. We provide a range of retention programs at no cost to the student.  

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  • Save the date: CMAE Community Connection Reception, Tuesday, October 10, 4:00-6:00 p.m., EMU Ballroom

Human Resources, Office of (HR)

Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Associate Vice President
Bill Brady, Assistant Vice President, Employee and Labor Relations
Kaia Rogers, Director, HR Programs and Services
Nancy Nieraeth, Director Talent Acquisition and Development
Sonia Potter, Director, HR Operations

Acting as the hub for personnel information and expertise, central human resources collaborates with a network of campus partners to provide professional assistance in a broad range of areas including employee and labor relations, professional development, work-life resources, employee compensation, leaves, benefits, recruitment, hiring processes, recognition programming, and performance management. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that will promote employee success and attract a diverse array of high performing professionals.

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Information Services (IS)

Jessie Minton, Vice Provost of Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Patrick Chinn, Associate CIO for Customer Experience
541-346-HELP (4357)

As the central technology department at UO, Information Services (IS) manages user accounts (usernames, passwords, and access to services), telephones and voicemail, wired and wireless networking, email and calendaring, web hosting, university business software, and a service desk that provides account help, technical support, and troubleshooting. IS also offers servers, storage, and high-speed networking for faculty and researchers.

If you have technology questions, please start by contacting your local IT support staff. The resources below provide more information. If you have additional questions, contact our Technology Service Desk at 541-346-HELP or by requesting help through the UO Service Portal.

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Ombuds, Office of the

Brett Harris, University Ombuds
Becky Couch, Program Administrator
For confidentiality reasons, the office prefers to be contacted by phone.

The Ombuds Office offers all members of the campus community a central, safe, and easy place to gain access to support and conflict resolution services. The Ombuds Office promotes a visitor driven process, which honors the guiding principles of independence, neutrality, confidentiality, and informality. The Ombuds Office is a good alternative if you:

  • Need advice about how to deal directly with a concern
  • Need a safe place to explore and seek options
  • Are not sure who to talk to about a problem or concern
  • Want an informal, non-escalating approach where the next steps remain in your control
  • Need a fresh, impartial perspective
  • Simply want to discuss strategies or possible options and resources for exploring a concern
  • Want to maintain the greatest possible flexibility in how to approach a concern

Office of the Provost 

Jayanth Banavar, Provost and Senior Vice President
Melanie Muenzer, Chief of Staff

The Office of the Provost upholds, provides leadership on, and carries out the academic mission of the university. In service to this mission, the office:

  • Promotes and sustains the highest standards in teaching, research, and service
  • Fosters and advocates for faculty
  • Promotes a respectful work environment, equity and inclusion, and a family-friendly workplace
  • Supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty and academics, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes
  • Advances university outreach to the community, academic extension, and internationalization

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Safety and Risk Services

Andre Le Duc, Chief Resilience Officer and Associate Vice President
Krista Dillon, Director of Operations
Mary Kay Fullenkamp, University HIPAA and Privacy Officer
Steve Stuckmeyer, Interim Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Flo Hoskinson, Risk Manager
Matt Carmichael, Police Chief
Ken Kato, Director of Campus GIS and Mapping

Safety and Risk Services’ mission is to collaborate with the campus community to safeguard human health and reduce the university's vulnerability to conditions adversely affecting its ability to fulfill its core mission. The units have a shared mission to safeguard campus and reduce vulnerabilities to enable students and faculty to learn, teach, and conduct research safely. The Safety and Risk Services unit creates opportunities to make cross-disciplinary partnerships more commonplace. This organizational structure encourages a broader look at risk and safety to solve problems collaboratively.

University Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

Susan Lesyk, Director
Amy Nuetzman, Associate Director
Lee Rumbarger, Director Teaching Engagement Program
68 PLC, 541-346-3226

TLC provides students and faculty with a wide range of programs and services to support and enhance UO's teaching and learning culture. TLC offers classes and workshops on improving learning skills and academic performance; arranges tutoring in many lower-division courses; provides math and writing and language drop-in tutoring; and coordinates a number of programs designed to boost undergraduate achievement, including PathwayOregon, the Health Professions Program, Class Encore, Student Support Services, and the McNair Scholars Program.

Faculty are invited to consult TLC's Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) on course design or attend events to hone nuts-and-bolts teaching skills, explore innovative teaching strategies, and engage in compelling pedagogical conversations.

UO Libraries

Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair
Andrew Bonamici, Associate Dean of Libraries, Strategic Initiatives and Program Development
Helen Chu, Associate Dean of Libraries and Chief Academic Technology Officer
Mark Watson, Associate Dean of Libraries, Research Services

The UO Libraries provides access to millions of scholarly resources and a wide range of outstanding services to support your research and teaching goals. With seven locations, UO Libraries offers flexible and well-equipped environments for users’ research and learning needs, including a MakerSpace facility and a Visualization Lab in the new Price Science Commons and Research Library, and the impressive Special Collections and University Archives in the Knight Library. Through collaborative instruction programs, librarians work closely with UO faculty members to teach students information literacy. The UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) include support for digital humanities projects and digital scholarship consultations and the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) provides academic technology for the entire campus, including Canvas, classroom technology, equipment checkout, and content production capabilities.                             

Questions about how the Libraries might support research and teaching needs may be addressed to or by contacting a designated subject liaison librarian. For questions regarding the Canvas Learning Management System, educational technology, or classroom technology, please contact CMET.

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Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Ellen Herman, Codirector and Professor of History

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics encourages civic engagement, inspires civil dialogue, and trains future leaders by bringing students, scholars, activists, and policymakers together to discuss important public issues. The Center carries on the fighting spirit and political independence of Wayne Morse, who served in the United States Senate from 1944 until 1969, by promoting education and research to advance democracy. We organize public programs related to broad themes of inquiry and administer programs that offer:

  • Grants to support faculty research
  • Grants to support graduate student research
  • Project grants to support university faculty and departments, student organizations, and community organizations
  • Fellowship programs for undergraduates and law students interested in politics, policy, and activism

Administrative Contacts

Academic Advising, Office of

Kimberly Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost for Advising and Director, OAA
Lori Manson, Associate Director

Bill Morrill, Assistant Director, Technology
Paige Jackson, Peer Advising Coordinator


Advisors at the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) help new students make a smooth transition to the university and assist continuing students in many ways. It is the central hub for advising on campus where students meet with an advisor or peer advisor to discuss their individual concerns and questions. Specialized advising is available for students who are undeclared or exploring students, along with helping students with academic planning, crisis support, and problem solving. OAA coordinates faculty and professional advising training opportunities, the Student Success Collaborative advising platform, and the organization lead for new undergraduate student orientation programs.

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Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO)

Amy Schenk, 2017-2018 ASUO President, or 541-346-3724
Becky Girvan, Director of Student Government Engagement and Success, ASUO Leadership Advisor, or 541-346-0642
SGES & ASUO Administration, or 541-346-3724 

As the recognized student government at the University of Oregon, ASUO serves as the “dive in” point for student leadership and engagement at UO and in the greater community. All UO students who pay the Incidental Fee are members of ASUO. Student Officials who are both elected and appointed make up ASUO’s three-branch structure of legislative, executive, and judicial. 

Over 220 student groups are currently recognized by ASUO, each of which provides experiential opportunities for students to engage around issues, interests, and identity. These student organizations are funded and administered by ASUO. Members of the Executive Cabinet coordinate student organization recognition and also manage the appointment process for student participants on university-wide committees. Executive coordinates several issue-driven campaigns which often overlap with university initiatives. Senate, ASUO’s legislative branch, distributes and manages the nearly $16 million incidental fund and weighs in on community issues through legislation called policy resolution. The judicial branch, or Constitution Court, serves as ASUO’s Court of Appeals and also reviews/approves all rules, regulations, and policies that arise out of legislative or judicial branches.

Board of Trustees

Chuck Lillis, Board Chair
Angela Wilhelms, University Secretary

The Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon is the university’s governing body. The broad responsibilities of this 15-member group are to supervise, coordinate, manage, and regulate the UO, as provided by state statute. The trustees may exercise all powers, rights, duties, and privileges expressly granted by law or that are incidental to their responsibilities.

The Office of the Secretary primarily supports the Board of Trustees, the university's governing body, and individual trustees. Additionally, the office supports the president administratively and the secretary serves as a member of the president's senior staff.

Equity and Inclusion, Division of

The University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all faculty, administrators, students, and community members. They are a hub of information and a center for resources and expertise to support equity and diversity at the university. DEI’s goal is to promote inclusive excellence through a commitment to institutional fairness and equality, eradication of discrimination and by celebrating the strengths of a multicultural community. They serve the diversity goals and education mission of the university.

DEI is made up of four units:

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President, Office of the

Michael H. Schill, President and Professor of Law
Greg Stripp, Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff

Michael H. Schill is the 18th president of the University of Oregon. He began his tenure on July 1, 2015. He previously served as the dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Schill also holds a tenured faculty appointment in the University of Oregon School of Law. The president is the chief executive officer of the university, as well an ex-officio member of the UO Board of Trustees, and president of the statutory faculty. The Office of the President supports the president as he provides leadership to the schools, colleges, and administrative units of the University of Oregon in support of the university’s mission to teach, research, and serve.

  • Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
    Patrick Phillips, Acting Executive Director and Professor of Biology
    Moira Kiltie, Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff

    The University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The Knight Campus will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Student Life, Division of

R. Kevin Marbury, Vice President for Student Life
Kathie Stanley, Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff
Kris Winter, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

The Division of Student Life supports the university's academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. The Division is comprised of five departments: Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, and the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.

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Help for victims and survivors of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking.

Undergraduate Studies, Division of (UGS)

Lisa Freinkel, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Susan Lesyk, Director, Teaching and Learning Center
Kimberly Johnson, Director, Office of Academic Advising
Hilary Gerdes, Director, Accessible Education Center
Amy Hughes-Giard, Director, First-Year Interest Groups

The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS), headed by Dean and Vice Provost Lisa Freinkel, works closely with students, faculty, and staff to ensure powerful and unique learning experiences for all. UGS stewards the undergraduate culture of inquiry at the UO and promotes academic excellence and engagement, access, and success.

A great undergraduate education requires the commitment, cohesion, and collaboration generated by centralized advising and learning support, campus-wide academic and co-curricular initiatives, and the promotion of best practices in pedagogy. UGS provides these and more. The following departments, programs, and initiatives operate within the Division of Undergraduate Studies:

Academic Advising, Accessible Education Center, First-Year Interest Groups, Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Residential Communities, PathwayOregon, Teaching Effectiveness Program, Common Reading program, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement, the Office of Distinguished Scholarships, and the Undergraduate Symposium.

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UO Senate

Chris Sinclair, Senate President,
Bill Harbaugh, Vice President,
Bill Harbaugh, Past President,
Betina Lynn, Executive Coordinator,

The University Senate is the representative body of the University of Oregon. Though its powers are delegated to it by the statutory faculty, senators are elected or appointed from all of the constituencies of the university community: faculty, students, officers of research, officers of administration, librarians, and staff. The senate's primary responsibility is to insure academic excellence by collaborating with the administration to pass legislation and policies relating to academic matters, but it sometimes addresses issues of broader concern to the campus community by passing resolutions. The senate is also responsible for administering the university committees, so once new faculty and OAs get settled into their positions and are starting to think about university service work, they should check in with us to talk about where they might plug in, either on a committee or in the senate itself.

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Vice President for Finance and Administration, Office of (VPFA)

Jamie Moffitt, Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Kassy Fisher, Assistant Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff  
For scheduling, Daphne Joubran, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO

The Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) and its units provide key financial, facilities management, human resource, and administrative services to our campus. VPFA includes a broad portfolio of administrative units that directly serve and support all aspects of campus life:

  • Financial services units including Business Affairs and Budget and Resource Planning
  • Campus Planning and Facilities Management: Campus Planning, Facilities Services, Utilities and Energy, Design and Construction, and the Office of Sustainability
  • Safety and Risk Services: University Police Department, Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, and Campus Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Resources, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, and Retirement Plans Management
  • Administrative services units including Parking and Transportation, Printing and Mailing, and VPFA Shared Services

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Vice President for Research and Innovation, Office of the (OVPRI)

David Conover, Vice President for Research and Innovation
Cassandra Moseley, Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
James Hutchison, Associate Vice President for Research
Leslie Leve, Associate Vice President for Research    
Bill Cresko, Associate Vice President for Research
Chuck Williams, Associate Vice President for Innovation
Andrew Nelson, Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dave Landrum, Assistant Vice President for Business Administration

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.

The office supports interdisciplinary research centers and essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.

Further resources:

  • Faculty and staff: Information for faculty and staff about funding and proposals, compliance, and protecting intellectual property
  • Students: Information for students about graduate research, undergraduate research, and the UO innovation network
  • Industry: Information for business and industry partners about recruiting talent, access to resources, leveraging research, and discovering campus entrepreneurship
  • Facilities:
    • Centers and institutes: An index of the centers and institutes at the UO
    • Core research facilities: An index of research facilities that provide researchers, industry partners, and students with access to the latest instrumentation and staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data
    • Campus research groups: An index of other centers, institutes, and research-related groups on campus not supported through the OVPRI
  • News: News about research at UO
  • Research administration: Information about the office and the services it provides as well as impact and partnerships, statistics and reports, and policies and procedures

Vice Provost for Portland, Office of

Jane Gordon, Vice Provost for Portland
Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services
Tess Phillips, Event Manager
Jennie Donahue, Executive Assistant

The Vice Provost for Portland is part of the Office of the Provost, and leads the academic and administrative portfolio of UO Portland. This includes the UO Portland vision and strategy, support of academic programs and student initiatives, and oversight of event services, facility management, and technology services. The office collaborates with other departments to ensure engagement with external constituencies in Portland, while facilitating effective communication for faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Schools and Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences
Karen Ford, Divisional Dean for Humanities
Philip Scher, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences
Hal Sadofsky, Divisional Dean for Natural Sciences
Miriam Bolton, Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations
Sherri Nelson, Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers the core liberal arts and sciences curriculum that serves the entire UO undergraduate population. Almost 11,000 students are majoring in CAS fields at any given time, and 2/3 of all UO undergraduates go on to pursue a degree in one of the 46 degree programs in the three CAS divisions: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The research activity and reputation of CAS faculty strongly contribute to UO’s status as a Carnegie Research I institution and a member of the Association of American Universities.

College of Design

Christoph Lindner, Dean
Rocco Luiere, Associate Dean of Administration
Roxi Thoren, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Liska Chan, Head, School of Architecture and Environment
Laura Vandenburgh, Head, School of Art + Design
Rich Margerum, Head, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Kate Mondloch, Head, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Founded in 1914, the College of Design (formerly the School of Architecture and Allied Arts) is dedicated to advancing the understanding, value, and quality of visual culture and the built, natural, and social environments through excellent and distinctive teaching, research, and creative endeavors. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Eugene and at the historic White Stag Block, University of Oregon’s hub of activity, discussion, and engagement in Portland.

Grounded in a unique multidisciplinary structure, the College of Design is a diverse, collegial learning community of students, faculty, and staff. The college’s academic programs include architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, art, product design, sports product design, history of art and architecture, and planning, public policy and management.

The College of Design is committed to the principles of civic responsibility, environmental sustainability, international understanding, and interdisciplinary education. We provide the skills and mentorship needed for our students to tackle complex global challenges and positively affect the people, communities, and environments around them.

College of Education (COE)

Randy Kamphaus, Dean      
Ed Kame’enui, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Krista Chronister, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Equity
Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Director of Administration
Julie Wren, Director of Institutional Assessment
Chris Krabiel, Director of Finance and Operations
Jessica Roberts, Director of Communications

The College of Education (COE) is home to four academic departments and 28 degree programs. It is ranked No. 14 among graduate programs in education, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 ranking, owing to a legacy of national research leadership. Funded research per faculty member is consistently among the highest in the nation, with amounts totaling $43.8 million for FY17. Faculty-developed research models, methods, curriculum, and assessment tools touch 97 percent of Oregon children, and are used in more than 23,000 schools in the United States and internationally; these innovations account for some 90 percent of research licensing revenue at the UO. The special education program has been recognized as one of the top 3 in the country for 18 years running. In addition, twelve research and outreach units operate under the auspices of the college.

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Graduate School

Sara Hodges, Interim Dean
Andy Karduna, Associate Dean
Tori Byington, Assistant Dean
Jered Nagel, Assistant Dean

The Graduate School is the administrative office with ultimate responsibility for policy and procedures relevant to graduate admissions and education and for the university’s approximately 3,500 graduate students and almost 90 graduate degree programs. The Graduate School oversees membership in the Graduate Faculty, the formation of thesis committees, and, in general, the quality of graduate education and the graduate student experience. The Graduate School provides students, faculty, and staff with information and support in navigating and enhancing graduate education. The School also provides funding for university-wide fellowships and awards that support graduate student research, recruitment, and administrative GE positions; organizes programs and events that enrich the academic, professional development, and student life opportunities for graduate students; and collects, analyzes and disseminates assessment data about graduate education to promote data-informed decision-making, program improvement, and innovation.

Lundquist College of Business

Sarah Nutter, Edward Maletis Dean

Since 1914 the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business has taught its students the critical skills they need to think for themselves, to be leaders in a dynamic world, and to make better decisions on behalf of the people and resources they manage.

With strong links to the Pacific Rim, the college delivers a dynamic learning environment where world-class professors offer personal attention, students work on real projects for real companies, and alumni go on to high-powered jobs worldwide.

LCB boasts the nation’s first sports business program, the number one “green” MBA, a top-tier entrepreneurship program, distinguished alumni who are well connected in the financial industry, and the nation’s first certified environmentally friendly business school facility.

But LCB is more than a business school. The Lundquist College empowers a vibrant community that creates, applies, and disseminates knowledge. Through the college, this network of students, faculty and staff members, and stakeholders contributes significantly to industry, communities, and society.

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Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC)

Karen Ford, Interim Dean
Samantha Hopkins, Associate Dean
Rebecca Lindner, Assistant Dean

The Clark Honors College (CHC) is a highly competitive, small liberal arts college of approximately 800 undergraduate students. The college features small classes (average of 15 students per class; classes capped at 19 students), interdisciplinary scholarship, and close interaction between students and faculty. CHC students pursue academic majors in every school and college at the UO; about one-third are natural science majors. The CHC curriculum replaces UO general education requirements, and students also complete a senior thesis requiring original undergraduate research and an oral defense. The CHC has its own resident faculty, in addition to faculty drawn from across the UO each year to teach both lower- and upper-division courses. The college has its own admissions process, and works closely with UO Admissions to recruit the best and brightest students to the UO.

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School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC)

Juan-Carlos Molleda, Edwin L. Artzt Dean and Professor
Seungahn Nah, Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research
Pat Curtin, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Leslie Steeves, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Regina Lawrence, Executive Director, Agora Journalism Center, George S. Turnbull Portland Center
Ray Sykes, Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
Janet Wasko, Professor and Knight Chair in Communication Research
Tom Bivins, Professor and John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics and Responsibility
Laura Bottem, Dean's Executive Assistant

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication was one of the first professional journalism schools in the United States. Today the UO SOJC is an international leader in scholarship and education in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. With a student enrollment of more than 2,200, the school offers doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate degree programs that challenge students to become productive scholars, ethical communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens in a global society. Its award-winning faculty produce innovative research and creative/professional projects that lead the field in an evolving media landscape.

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School of Law

Marcilynn Burke, Dean
Adell Amos, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stuart Chinn, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Programs and Research
Nicole Commissiong, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Erica Daley, Associate Dean of Finance and Operations
Larry Seno, Assistant Dean of Admissions
Front Desk, 541-346-1559; Dean’s Executive Assistant, 541-346-1561

Located on the east side of campus across from Hayward Field, Oregon Law is the state’s only public law school. Oregon Law currently offers three graduate degree programs, several concurrent degrees, and a minor in Legal Studies.

  • J.D. Program: full-time, three-year graduate program with three nationally ranked specialty programs in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Research and Writing. J.D. students can also spend their third year of law school in Portland, Oregon, at the White Stag Building
  • LL.M. Program: one-year advanced legal program with concentrations in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Law, Business Law, and American Law
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution: two-year, full-time master’s program that specializes in mediation and negotiation
  • Undergraduate Legal Studies: students can pursue a minor in legal studies and take undergraduate classes taught by Oregon Law faculty

School of Music and Dance (SOMD)

Brad Foley, Dean
Leslie Straka, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Mike Grose, Associate Dean of  Undergraduate Studies
Robert Ponto, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Steven Chatfield, Department Head, Department of Dance
541-346-3761 (front desk), 541-346-5661 (dean's office), 541-346-3386 (dance department),,

The UO School of Music and Dance (SOMD) is the largest and most comprehensive music and dance program in the Pacific Northwest, offering music degrees through the doctorate. The dance program is singular in Oregon, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school boasts the largest full-time music faculty between Los Angeles and the Canadian border. Faculty members maintain careers as performers, composers, and scholars, and immerse students in a conservatory-quality experience within liberal arts degree programs. The school has 400 majors but engages about 5,000 non-majors—one-quarter of the student population—through studio lessons, ensembles, and general education courses. Its 520-seat Beall Concert Hall is acclaimed for its beauty and world-class acoustics. The school's signature ChamberMusic@Beall series, established in 1969, hosts many of the world's top chamber ensembles. Many student recital and ensemble performances are free, and about 40 percent of performances have been live-streamed for free on the SOMD website.

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