Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New University of Oregon president: Michael Schill, law dean at U of Chicago

April 15th, 2015

Michael Schill, law dean at the University of Chicago and formerly at UCLA, was named president of the University of Oregon on Tuesday.
Schill, 56, is the first president chosen by UO's new board of trustees rather than the statewide Board of Higher Education. He is an expert on real estate and housing law who founded and ran a real estate-focused academic center at New York University before working 11 years as a law school dean.
At UO, he replaces the previous president, mild-mannered Michael Gottfredson, whom that board ousted within weeks of taking power. He will be paid $660,000 a year and live for free in the UO president's house.
Among the challenges he will face when he comes aboard in July, UO is trying to raise $2 billion, the most by any Oregon institution in state history.

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