Michael R. Gottfredson
President, University of Oregon
The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously on June 15, 2012, to appoint Michael R. Gottfredson as the president of the University of Oregon. Gottfredson had served as executive vice-chancellor and provost and professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California at Irvine since 2000. Previously he was on the faculty of the University of Arizona, the Claremont Graduate University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Arizona, he served as department head, vice provost, and vice president.
James C. Bean
Senior Vice President and Provost
As provost, James Bean serves as the chief academic officer at the University of Oregon, fostering continued academic excellence in undergraduate education, graduate education, research activity, international programs, and service to Oregonians.
Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh, a political scientist and attorney who served on the Indiana University faculty for 18 years and as dean for women’s affairs since 2008, was named vice president for equity and inclusion on March 2, 2012. By training and profession, she is a political scientist and a licensed attorney, who has been registered as a Family Mediator. Alex-Assensoh has worked effectively on a variety of issues related to inclusion, equity and diversity for students, faculty and staff, coupled with duties dealing with admissions, compliance, mentoring, policy design, professional development, recruitment and retention efforts.
Vice President for University Advancement
Michael Andreasen became vice president for university advancement in April 2013. He started at the university as vice president for development on July 1, 2010. Previously, he served as assistant dean and executive director for advancement at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He previously held development roles in major gifts and campaign leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the American Film Institute. He began his career in annual giving at the University of California, Irvine. Andreasen earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science at the University of California, Irvine.
Kimberly Andrews Espy
Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dean of the Graduate School
Kimberly Andrews Espy was appointed Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dean of the Graduate School on July 1, 2011. In addition to overseeing over 70 graduate programs, Espy is responsible for over 30 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, ranging from the physical and life sciences (e.g., molecular biology, marine biology, neuroscience, materials science, optics, nanoscience, cognitive science) to the social sciences and humanities disciplines (e.g., humanities center, women's studies center, Asian studies center, center on diversity and community, center on second language studies, child and family center, community service center).
Randy Geller became general counsel to the University of Oregon on October 15, 2010, after serving as deputy general counsel since 2006 and director of policy and legal affairs between 2003 and 2006. He worked at the University of Idaho between 1995 and 2003 as associate university counsel and then senior associate university counsel. Geller has also been in private practice and served as an assistant attorney general in Washington state. Geller earned his law degree from the University of Washington and his bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Robin Holmes has worked at the University of Oregon since 1992, and became Vice President for Student Affairs in 2007. She leads the university's efforts in support of students' academic success, and oversees the Career Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, the Dean of Students office, the Erb Memorial Union, the University Health Center, the Holden Center, University Housing and the Department of Physical Education and Recreation. Holmes served as Dean of Students and director of the University Counseling and Testing Center prior to her appointment as Vice President. She holds a master's degree and doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology and received her master's and bachelor's degrees from California State University, Fullerton. She is also a practicing licensed clinical psychologist, and consults on issues of diversity and multicultural organizational development for higher education institutions and private corporations.
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Jamie Moffitt is the University's vice president for finance and administration/chief financial officer. As vice president, Moffitt works with the broad university community to strengthen and further align central administrative and financial functions with the university's core mission of teaching, research and service. Moffitt was previously the executive senior associate athletic director for finance and administration from May 2010 to December 2011. Prior to that, she was the associate dean for finance and operations at the UO School of Law from 2003 to 2010. In both positions, she reorganized budgeting and financial reporting processes and managed human resources and infrastructure improvements.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Rob Mullens oversees a 15-sport department with a $70 million budget. Before coming to Oregon, Mullens was deputy director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, managing day-to-day operations. A native of West Virginia, Mullens has a background in accounting and auditing, working at Ernst & Young before embarking on a career in athletics administration. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in sports management from West Virginia University.
Roger J. Thompson
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Roger J. Thompson joined the University of Oregon leadership in July, 2010. Thompson is responsible for student recruitment and retention efforts, which are implemented by the offices of Admissions, the University Registrar, Student Orientation, Enrollment Management Research, Strategic Communications for Enrollment Management, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Previously, Thompson served as the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Special Advisor to the President at Indiana University in Bloomington. At the University of Alabama, Thompson held a number of successive positions in enrollment management and was eventually named the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. A native Oregonian, Thompson earned an undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach; a Masters degree from the University of Central Missouri; and a Doctorate in Higher Education Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California.