Patrick Phillips

University of Oregon President

University of Oregon
Patrick Phillips is the interim president of the University of Oregon. Prior to being appointed interim president, he was the provost and senior vice president for the UO. He is a professor of biology and has been at the UO since 2000. In his time at UO, Phillips has been the director of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution; head of the Department of Biology; associate vice president for research; special advisor to former UO President Michael H. Schill; and the inaugural executive director of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed College in 1986, a Master of Science in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago in 1988, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1991.