First Week for New UO President

EUGENE, Ore. — Michael Gottfredson moved into his office at Johnson Hall on August first and he’s already busy at work getting to know his new school. Gottfredson spent his first days here meeting with students and parents at orientation, attending board meetings and joining in at campus-sponsored events.

He says he plans to eventually focus on two key pillars as a public university: access and equality. For the first month on the job, and for the rest of the summer, his task is getting to know his environment.

“I’m on a big learning burve and that’s my business: learning. So, I’m enjoying learning about the university and the town. There’s a lot to do and a lot of people to meet.”

Gottfredson is spending this week touring up-and-coming areas of campus facilities like the sixty-five million dollar Lewis Integrative science building.

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