The Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon

Portrait of Chuck Lillis

Chuck Lillis PhD '72, Board Chair

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

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

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. Previously, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Pacific Growth Equities, and as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Montgomery Securities. She is currently a member of the University of Oregon College of Education Advancement Council and a board member of Ednovate, Inc., a Los Angeles Charter Management Organization.

Portrait of Connie Ballmer

Connie Ballmer '84

Connie Ballmer is a community volunteer and Chair of philanthropy at The Ballmer Group, with a focus on measurably improving the outcomes of our most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged families. 

Portrait of Peter Bragdon

Peter Bragdon

Peter Bragdon is executive vice president, chief adminstrative officer and general counsel of Columbia Sportswear Company, which sells outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment in more than 100 countries.

Portrait of Andrew Colas

Andrew Colas '04

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

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

Joseph H. (Joe) Gonyea III is a partner and chief executive officer of Springfield's Timber Products Company, which produces hardwood plywood and deals in transportation, international sales and timberland management.

Elisa M. deCastro Hornecker ’82

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.

Upon graduation she worked in The Bank of California’s Trust Department in Portland, Oregon as Vice President Investment Manager.

Portrait of Ross Kari

Ross Kari '80 MBA '83

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

Laura Lee McIntyre is professor and head of the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences in the College of Education and scientist at the Prevention Science Institute. Her research focuses on early identification and intervention of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and promotion of health and well-being in children and families.

Jimmy Murray, Non-Faculty Staff

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

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

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

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. She received her diploma a year early at the age of 17, graduating in 2017 with a 4.17 GPA. During her high school years, Wishnia was an active volunteer, teaching taekwondo for children and adults in her community.