Navigating Who's Who at PSU

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					Navigating Who’s Who at PSU

            Fall 2008
              Michele Toppe
        Interim Dean of Students

                                   Contact Info: 433 SMSU
                                     Phone: 503-725-4422
                                       Oregon University System
Oregon University System
Portland State University is one of the seven institutions of the Oregon University System (OUS). OUS consists of
Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon
University, and Western Oregon University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Officers of OUS
The Chancellor serves as chief executive and administrative officer of the Oregon University System. Reporting to the
Chancellor are vice chancellors who provide leadership and coordinated management in the areas of academic affairs,
finance and administration, corporate and public affairs, and engineering and computer science.

Chancellor, George Pernsteiner
Jay Kenton, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Susan Weeks, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Programs and Planning
Ryan J. Hagemann, Interim Deputy Chancellor for Legal Affairs and Board Secretary
Diane ‘Di’ Saunders, Director of Communications

Oregon State Board of Higher Education
The Oregon State Board of Higher Education, the statutory governing board of the seven-campus Oregon State System
of Higher Education, is composed of 11 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon State
Senate. Nine members are appointed for four-year terms; two members are students and are appointed for two-year

Paul Kelly, Jr., President
c/o Garvey Schubert Barer                                       Hannah Fisher
121 SW Morrison Street, 11th Floor                              c/o Disabilities Advocacy Cultural Association
Portland, OR 97212                                              SMSU #118
503.228.3939 Ext. 3230                                          PO Box 751
Term Expires 2011                                               Portland, OR 97207
James L. Francesconi, Vice President                            Term Expires 2009
c/o Haglund Kelley, LLP
101 SW Main St, Ste 1800                                        Dalton Miller-Jones
Portland OR 97204-3226                                          Dept of Psychology, PSU
503.225.0777                                                    PO Box 751
Term Expires 2012                                               Portland OR 97207-0751
Tony C. Van Vliet, Vice President                               Term Expires 2010
3671 NW Goldfinch Dr
Corvallis, OR 97330                                             Preston Pulliams
541.758.5019                                                    President, Portland Community College
Term Expires 2009                                               PO Box 19000
                                                                Portland, OR 97280
Donald W. Blair                                                 503.977.4365
Vice President and Financial Officer                            Term Expires 2012
Nike, Inc.
One Bowerman Drive JM-4                                         Dr. Rosemary Powers
Beaverton, OR 97005                                             116 Ackerman Hall, EOU
503.671.3528                                                    One University Blvd
Term Expires 2008                                               La Grande, OR 97850
Kirby Dyess                                                     Term Expires 2009
c/o Chancellor’s Office
P.O. Box 751                                                    John E. Von Schlegell
Portland, OR 97207-0751                                         DVSM, LLC dba Endeavour Capital
503.702.6861                                                    920 SW 6th Avenue, Ste 1400
Term Expires 2008                                               Portland, OR 97204
Brian Fox                                                       Term Expires 2009
1401 Oregon Street, #242
Ashland, OR 97520
Term Expires 2009
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                                                                                                Phone: 503-725-4422
State Contribution to Higher Education
The Oregon University System is a national leader in the areas of performance-based higher education and innovative
educational delivery. OUS' strategic plan complements state benchmarks with performance objectives for each of its
campuses. Campus goals are targeted for quality, access, employability of graduates and cost-effectiveness. Progress
is measured regularly and an annual report card is issued. To better serve the lifelong learning needs of Oregonians in
dispersed regions of the state, the Oregon University System has pioneered new technologies and instructional models,
more effectively using public funds to strengthen public higher education in Oregon. A student-centered budget
system enables all Oregon public universities to use self-generated tuition revenues for investments back into campus
programs and services. Tax dollars follow student 2003 enrollments under the new budget system directing the
distribution of state funds to campuses that are most successful in enrolling Oregon residents. The system puts tax
dollars where they are needed most: in classrooms and laboratories.

                                          History and Mission of
                                         Portland State University

Portland State University
Portland State University (PSU), located along the tree-lined South Park Blocks of downtown Portland, is a nationally
acclaimed leader in community-based learning. The University's position in the heart of Oregon's economic and
cultural center enables PSU students and faculty to apply scholarly theory to the real-world problems of business and
community organizations. PSU offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, as well as
graduate certificates and continuing education programs. PSU serves more students and confers more graduate
degrees annually than any other Oregon university.

The mission of Portland State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban
life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate
array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts
research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to
the region. It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community.

The University was established in 1946 as the Vanport Extension Center to meet the educational needs of veterans
returning from World War II. The growth of Portland State, in both size and stature, began in 1955. Years of effort by
legislators Richard Neuberger and Robert Holmes culminated that year with the establishment of Portland State
College, a four-year, degree-granting institution. Old Main - now Lincoln Hall - was the entire campus, and fewer than
3,000 students were enrolled. In 1961 Portland State established its first graduate program, and in 1968 doctoral
programs were added to the programs of study. The next year the institution's name was changed to Portland State
University. During these same years, both the campus and enrollment were growing. Today PSU is a large urban
university covering 49 acres in the South Park Blocks.

                                              PSU Administration
Administrative Positions
Approximately 6,000 faculty, staff and students (full-time and part-time) serve Portland State University's students and
surrounding community. The following are some of the key administrative positions:

Wim Wiewel
Wiewel’s email

The President serves as Portland State University's chief executive officer and is responsible for shaping the University's
mission and leading the University toward fulfilling that mission. The President is appointed by and reports to the
Chancellor and the governing board of the Oregon University System. Wim Wiewel was appointed President of Portland
State University in the fall of 2008. He previously served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs and
professor of public affairs at the University of Baltimore from 2004-2008. Prior to his position at the University of
Baltimore, Dr. Wiewel was at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1979 to 2004 where he rose through the ranks as
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a faculty member and held professorial positions in both Urban Planning and Policy and Managerial Studies. He served
as the dean of the College of Business Administration, was the founding dean of the College of Urban Planning and
Public Affairs, directed the Great Cities Institute and the Center for Urban Economic Development, and served as
special assistant to the chancellor. While in Chicago, Dr. Wiewel was actively involved in community development and
civic organizations.

Dr. Wiewel received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University and his „Doctoraal‟ and „Candidaat‟ degrees
from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Roy Koch
Executive Assistant to the Provost, Donna Bergh

The Provost serves as the University's chief academic officer, overseeing the University's colleges, schools, and
academic and student affairs programs. The Provost and her administrative team are responsible for academic
planning, fiscal and curricular coordination, program review, assessment of student learning goals, and the promotion
of faculty work and vitality. The Provost works with the Faculty Senate on governance issues and with the Vice Provost
for Student Affairs on issues of student success. The Provost authorizes academic, administrative, instructional, and
research appointments and represents Portland State's academic interests at meetings of the Oregon University System
Academic Council.

Roy Koch, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University, joined the faculty at PSU in
1982 as assistant professor of Civil Engineering after completing his doctoral work at Colorado State University. He was
director of the Systems Science Ph.D. program 1989-1992. He became professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
in 1991 and served as vice provost for research and dean of Graduate Studies 1992-1997. He became professor of
Environmental Sciences in 1997 and served as interim director and director of the Environmental Sciences and
Resources Program from 1999-2005. Dr. Koch received the George C. Hoffmann Award for Excellence in Teaching in

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Lindsay Desrochers
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Debbie Kirkland

The Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as the University's chief business officer and is responsible for
administering the University's fiscal and business operations and services, including such areas as facilities,
telecommunications, information (computing) services, business operations, budgeting, campus security, and human
resource management.

Vice President for University Relations
Cassie McVeety
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Zak Boone

The Vice President for University Relations provides leadership for the work of Development, Alumni Relations, Public
Relations, and Publications at Portland State University.

Cassie McVeety serves as Vice President for University Relations at Portland State University where she leads the
University‟s external efforts through the departments of Alumni Relations, University Communications and University
Development. Cassie oversaw the University‟s recently completed Building Our Future campaign, the first
comprehensive capital campaign for Portland State. Through $114 million in private investment, the campaign
intensified the University‟s efforts to enrich research and teaching, ensure student success and deepen Portland State‟s
commitment to the community.

Cassie has served on numerous boards and volunteer committees. She is currently Board Secretary and an elected
Trustee of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the largest worldwide educational
professional organization. Prior to joining the administration of Portland State in March 2004, Cassie held advancement
positions at Washington State University‟s Vancouver campus, the University of Portland and Eastside Catholic High
School in Bellevue, Washington.

Cassie holds a Bachelor‟s degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a Master's degree in Public
Administration from Washington State University.

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                                                                                                   Phone: 503-725-4422
Academic Deans and Library Director
Academic Deans for each of the University's eight schools and colleges, as well as the Library Director, report to the
Provost. The units are:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Marvin Kaiser, 503-725-5061,

College of Urban and Public Affairs
Lawrence Wallack: 503-725-4043,

School of Business Administration
Scott Dawson: 503-725-3757,

Graduate School of Education
Randy Hitz: 503-725-4697,

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Richard Knight: 503-725-4631,

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Barbara Sestak: 503-725-3340,

Graduate School of Social Work
Kristi Nelson: 503-725-3997,

Millar Library
Helen Spalding: 503-725-4521,

Within each school and college are departments, headed by a department chair. For example, the Geology Department
is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Theater Arts Department is part of the School of Fine and
Performing Arts. Students with questions or concerns regarding classes, departmental policy or instructors may first
speak with the instructor, then the department chair, followed by the Dean of the appropriate school or college.

Vice Provosts
Also reporting to the Provost are six Vice Provosts and the Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Vice Provost for Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Shawn Smallman, Interim, 503-725-9010,
The Vice Provost for Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for coordinating undergraduate
curriculum and programs, including University Studies and University Honors Program, as well as the Center for
Academic Excellence.

Vice Provost for Extended Studies
Michael Burton, 503-725-5087,
The Vice Provost for Extended Studies provides leadership for innovative programs for meeting the growing continuing
education needs of the region.

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
William Feyerherm, 503-725-8410,
The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for coordinating graduate curriculum and programs,
including Systems Science, and supports research activities.

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Jackie Balzer, 503-725-5249,
The Vice Provost for Student Affairs is responsible for a mission of promoting student success.

Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Planning
Carol Mack, 503-725-3419,
The Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Planning is responsible for advising the Provost on fiscal and human
resource issues.

Vice Provost for International Affairs
Gil Latz, 503-725-5077,
The Vice Provost for International Affairs supports the international academic mission of the University and works with
international faculty and students.

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Director, Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Kathi Ketcheson, 503-725-3425,
The Director of Institutional Research and Planning is responsible for institutional research, data management, and
electronic portfolio development.

For more information, visit the Office of Academic Affairs website at

                              FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UNIVERSITY
Visitor Information and Tours
105 Neuberger Hall
Tours of PSU are available year round, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. The exact times of the tours
change each term, call before making a trip to campus.

Simon Benson House
Alumni Association Offices and Visitor’s Center
1803 SW Park
The historic Simon Benson House is home to the Alumni Association Offices and Visitor Information Center. Call for
hours of operation, as they may vary.

Office of Marketing and Communications
325 Cramer Hall
503-725-3711 voice
The Office of Marketing and Communication‟s mission is to help the University grow and prosper by increasing public
awareness and preference for PSU.

Online Tour of the PSU Campus

Online News and Calendar of University Events

University Events Calendar

Virtual Viking, Online Newsletter
Submissions to Virtual Viking may be sent to by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The weekly Virtual
Viking email will be available for viewing in inboxes by Friday at 8am. Previous distributions of Virtual Viking may be
found at

Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU)
Fax: 503-725-8380
117 SMSU

ASPSU Student Government has more than 50 years of service to the PSU community. They are an umbrella
organization that coordinates student action on campus to assist with several local, state, and national campaigns
relevant to our lives as students.

ASPSU has associates and memberships with and in several campus, state and national organizations, including All-
University committees, the Oregon Student association (OSA), the United States Student Association (USSA), and
others. Additionally, we host the Northwest Student Leadership Conference (NWSLC) every year, and many positions
are open for students looking to get involved, including serving on the Student Senate. There are also opportunities to
participate in All-University committees.

The Platform of the ASPSU Executive Staff for 2006-2007 includes 3 topics: Affordability, Diversity, and Sustainability.
Using grassroots organizing, we are going to work with the Oregon Student Association to work on these issues
regarding Higher Ed.

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                                                                                                  Phone: 503-725-4422
To get involved, or simply to find out more information, be sure to visit the resources available at our website, or just
say hello to us during one of our many tabling or recruitment days. Interest forms may be submitted by clicking the
“info” link and clicking the form name on our website.

ASPSU President
Hannah Fisher, 503-725-5658, email:

ASPSU Vice President
Kyle Cady, 503-725-5676, email:

Student Fee Committee (SFC) Chair
Aimeera Flint, 503-725-5678, email:

Chair, Constitution and Judicial Review:
Jason White, 503-725-5675, email:

                                                                                                 Contact Info: 433 SMSU
                                                                                                   Phone: 503-725-4422

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