Michael Schill Named New University of Oregon President

Apr 14, 2015

The search is over. The board of trustees voted today to name the 18th President of the University of Oregon.

Michael Schill was chosen as the 18th President of the U of O.
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Michael H. Schill has been chosen as the next U of O President. Schill is currently Dean at the University of Chicago-Law School.

Schill is a first generation college graduate--he attended Princeton.  Calling public universities “gems,” Schill says he’s proud and excited to be a Duck.

“This is an opportunity to take a great school, a proud school, an exciting school and move it forward. This is an absolutely pivotal moment for this university.”

Meaning—there is a new committed Board of Trustees and a new governance structure.

Schill is anxious to involve himself in the issue of campus sexual assault.

“Every student who goes to this university needs to feel safe.”

Mike Schill will begin his tenure as U of O President on July 1, 2015.
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Schill touched on union issues—saying he’s familiar with employment law but he’s never been a party to labor negotiations. As U of O President, Mike Schill will earn $660,000 a year. He begins on July 1st.