UO President Gets Severance Package

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has an interim president after Michael Gottfredson’s sudden resignation. Why he quit is still unclear, but that’s not the only thing people are wondering about. During a meeting Thursday night, board members voted to not only accept Gottfredson’s resignation, but to also provide him with a nearly $950,000 … Continue reading »

UO President Gottfredson Resigns

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon president has announced he is resigning. The following message from President Michael Gottfredson was published to the University of Oregon’s website Wednesday: Today it is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to depart the UO as President and pursue other opportunities in academia. I accepted the … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

UO President Finalist Arrives

EUGENE, Ore. — The man who could become the next University of Oregon president stepped onto campus Tuesday. Michael Gottfredson is currently part of the University of California, Irvine administration. Walking down Agate Street, visiting campus staples like the Jaqua Academic and Ford Alumni centers, a contingent of campus leaders gave Gottfredson the grand tour … Continue reading »

UO President Finalist Chosen

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s now a finalist candidate for the position of University of Oregon president. His name is Michael Gottfredson, and he is currently the executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Irvine. He’s held that position for 12 years–leading 28,000 students. If chosen, he’ll be filling some big shoes–the well-liked … Continue reading »

Finalist Named for UO President

EUGENE, Ore. — The chancellor of the Oregon University System has named a finalist for the position of president of the University of Oregon. Chancellor George Pernsteiner announced Dr. Michael Gottfredson is a finalist and will visit the UO campus Tuesday and Wednesday. Dr. Gottfredson is currently the executive vice chancellor and provost at the … Continue reading »