Presidential Search

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Presidential Search

The search for the 19th president of the University of Oregon


Appointing a president is one of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Trustees. The next UO president will build upon the university's academic, research, student success, and diversity initiatives. They will be responsible for leading the UO into the future and taking the university to even greater heights.

Latest Updates

October 3, 2022 – Ginevra Ralph, chair of the UO Board of Trustees, shared a message with the university community announcing the presidential search website and members of the search committee, among other updates.
September 20, 2022 - A 22-member committee will guide the effort to find the university's next leader
August 16, 2022 - University of Oregon Board of Trustees Chair Ginevra Ralph sent a message to the university community announcing Patrick Phillips to serve as interim university president and Janet Woodruff-Borden to serve as interim provost and senior vice president.

All updates

Presidential Search Committee

To help facilitate the search, the board has put together a broad and inclusive Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Board Trustee Connie Seeley and vice-chaired by Board Trustee Renée Evans Jackman.

Meet the Committee


Comments or questions can be emailed to the Board of Trustees at