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.

Portrait of Chuck Lillis

Chuck Lillis PhD '72, Board Chair

Current Term 07/17 – 06/21

Chuck Lillis is a native of Overland Park, Kan., and the first in his middle-class family to attend college. He received his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in business administration from the University of Washington, and his doctorate in 1972 from the UO's Lundquist College of Business.


Portrait of Ginevra Ralph

Ginevra Ralph '83 MA '85, Board Vice Chair

Current Term 07/19 – 06/23

Ginevra Ralph, a University of Oregon alumna, received her bachelor's degree in history with distinction from the Honors College in 1983, Phi Beta Kappa, and her master's degree in special education in 1985.

Marcia Aaron UO Headshot

Marcia Aaron ‘86

Current Term 05/18 – 06/21

Marcia Aaron was the founding Board Chair of KIPP LA Public Schools and the Board Chair of KIPP Academy of Opportunity, prior to becoming the Founding Executive Director of KIPP LA. She was named Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Portrait of Connie Ballmer

Connie Ballmer '84

Current Term 07/19 – 06/23

Connie Ballmer is the Co-Founder of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty.

Portrait of Peter Bragdon

Peter Bragdon

Current Term 07/17 – 06/21

Peter Bragdon is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Columbia Sportswear Company, which sells outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment in more than 90 countries.

Portrait of Andrew Colas

Andrew Colas '04

Current Term 07/17 – 06/21

Andrew Colas, president of Portland's Colas Construction, received his bachelor's degree in 2004 from the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. He began work in 2000 as a field assistant for the firm founded by his father, then served as a project manager following his UO graduation.

Portrait of Allyn Ford

Allyn Ford

Current Term 07/17 – 06/21

Allyn Ford has held the position of president and CEO of Roseburg Forest Products since 1997, when he took over leadership of the company from his father and company founder, Kenneth Ford. 

Portrait of Joseph Gonyea III

Joseph Gonyea III

Current Term 07/17 – 06/21

Joseph H. (Joe) Gonyea III is a partner, co-chairman of Springfield based Timber Products Company, a business comprised of wood products and decorative panel manufacturing, domestic and international sales, TP Transportation, and timberland management.

Elisa M. deCastro Hornecker ’82

Current Term 09/19 – 06/23

A life-long Oregonian, Elisa deCastro Hornecker graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and Political Science.

Portrait of Ross Kari

Ross Kari '80 MBA '83

Current Term 07/19 – 06/23

Ross Kari is a native Oregonian who received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon.

Laura Lee McIntyre

Laura Lee McIntyre, Faculty

Current Term 07/19 – 06/21

Laura Lee McIntyre is professor of school psychology and head of the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences in the College of Education and director of the Prevention Science Institute.

Jimmy Murray, Non-Faculty Staff

Current Term 07/19 – 06/21

Jimmy Murray is the technology specialist and student coordinator for the UO’s Mathematics Library and the Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library. In this role, he trains, mentors, and oversees the work of student employees; supports the DeArmond Makerspace; and develops training programs.

Portrait of Michael Schill

Michael Schill, Ex Officio

No Term Dates / Ex Officio Member

The Board of Trustees introduced Michael H. Schill as the 18th president of the University of Oregon on April 14, 2015. He began his tenure on July 1, 2015. Before becoming the UO president, Schill served as the dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Portrait of Mary Wilcox

Mary Wilcox '76 JD '80

Current Term 07/19 – 06/23

Mary Wilcox was born and raised in Ashland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1976, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. Wilcox received her J.D. in 1980 from the University of Oregon School of Law and New York University School of Law.

Katharine Wishnia, Student

Current Term 07/19 – 06/21

Katharine Wishnia is the student member of the board of trustees. A native Oregonian from the greater Portland area, Katharine Wishnia attended Oregon Connections Academy, an online high school program.