The Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon

What is a trustee?

Trustees—members of the UO’s governing board—are public officials who hold a fiduciary responsibility for the university. Fiduciary responsibility is often thought of as financial management, but it is much more than that. It is about overall management, oversight, and sustainability of the institution. Trustees are not compensated for their work on the board.

Steve Holwerda, Board Chair

Steve Holwerda, CFA, is a principal owner and managing director for Ferguson Wellman Capital Management.  Before joining the firm in 1989, he served as a regional director for the University of Oregon athletic department, and a national director for the NCAA Volunteers for Youth.

Marcia Aaron, Vice Chair

Marcia Aaron is the Founder and former CEO of KIPP SoCal Public Schools. In January 2022, she joined Charter School Growth Fund as a Portfolio Investment Partner. Ms. Aaron was the founding Board Chair of KIPP LA Public Schools, the predecessor to KIPP SoCal, and the Board Chair of KIPP Academy of Opportunity, prior to becoming the Founding Executive Director of KIPP LA.

Tim Boyle

Tim Boyle, a native Oregonian, is the Chairman, President & CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company – one of the world’s largest outdoor and active lifestyle apparel and footwear companies.  An alumnus of Portland, Oregon's Jesuit High School (1967), he graduated from the University of Oregon in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

Renée Evans Jackman

Renée Evans Jackman is the grants management director at the DC Department of Behavioral Health responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the grants management office. Prior to her work at the Department of Behavioral Health, Evans Jackman served in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education as the Director of Fiscal Operations and Grants Management, and as the Director of Public Charter School Financing and Support.

Toya Fick

Toya Fick is the president and CEO of the Meyer Memorial Trust. In this role, she is responsible for executing on the foundation’s mission to accelerate racial, social, and economic justice throughout Oregon.

Elisa deCastro Hornecker

A life-long Oregonian, with deep roots at the University of Oregon, Elisa deCastro Hornecker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and Political Science. She has served on the UO Board of Trustees since 2019, and is currently chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. She previously served on the Board of the University of Oregon Foundation. Ms. Hornecker spent her career as an Investment Manager at The Bank of California, and currently devotes her time supporting community organizations that focus on serving youth.

Ed Madison, Faculty

Ed Madison, PhD, is a University of Oregon alumnus (Communication & Society ’12). Madison’s multifaceted career in media and journalism began as a high school intern at the Washington Post-owned CBS television affiliate in Washington, DC.

Lillian Moses, Non-Faculty Staff

Lillian Moses is the Director of Housing Capital Construction at the University of Oregon. She was born in Oregon and received her bachelor of arts degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2009. She has since spent over ten years in commercial construction general contracting.

Karl Scholz, Ex Officio

Ex Officio Member Karl Scholz is the president of the University of Oregon. As president, Scholz is the institution’s chief executive officer, administrator, and advocate. He is focused on advancing the UO’s mission through enhancing academic and research excellence, supporting student access and success, improving inclusion and diversity, and providing an outstanding campus experience.

Connie Seeley

Connie Seeley is a native Oregonian, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She has over twenty years of experience in the public sector spanning organizational governance, administration, governmental relations, public affairs, crisis communications, and Board relations.

Amy Tykeson

An active volunteer and community contributor, Amy Tykeson serves regional and statewide non-profit organizations in Oregon and Montana. She is the managing trustee of the Tykeson Family Foundation, overseeing operations and contributions directed toward education for underserved youth, healthcare and health sciences, and access to the arts.  

Andy Storment

Andy Storment is a sixth-generation Oregonian, born and raised in a small farming community north of Eugene. He is the managing director of McKenzie Capital of Eugene, as well as founding director and vice chair of Summit Bank, a Eugene-based community bank which has provided internship opportunities for UO students.

Jenny Ulum

Jenny Ulum is a longtime public relations and public affairs executive and an active community volunteer. A graduate of North Bend High School, she attended Linfield College, earning a degree in communications and sociology.

Ruby Wool, Student

Ruby Wool is the student member of the board of trustees. She is a Junior and Stamps scholar in the Clark Honors College, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Global Health. Wool is Vice President of the UO Club Tennis team and plays for the UO Women’s Club Soccer team.   

Dennis Worden

Current Term Expires June 2025

Dennis Worden, member of the Coeur d’ Alene tribe, graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in geography in 2006. After graduating, Worden worked as a staffer for Congressman David Wu, where he created a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Celilo Falls’ flooding and the impact it had on Tribes.  His service also included funding support for wood biomass research, and passage of a bill promoting innovation through federal research and development.