News from President Wiewel

RSVP Now for Presidential Search Input Sessions

We would like to hear what you think are the opportunities and challenges facing our next president, as well as any particular priorities, themes, or attributes you feel the search committee should keep in mind. If you would like to participate, please RSVP. You will then receive information necessary to access the hour-long Zoom session.

Lewis & Clark’s Presidential Search Is Underway

The presidential search committee has been appointed, with Trustees Paula Hayes BS ’92 and Pat Mahaffy BA ’85 as co-chairs. The other 13 members of the committee include additional trustees, faculty, and staff, as well as a student representative.

Highlights of the May Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees held its annual May meeting on May 6 and 7, and took the following actions.

A Message From Board Chair Stephanie Fowler

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to President Wiewel for all that he has done for Lewis & Clark and all he will continue to do over this next year before his retirement.

An Important Announcement From President Wiewel: Preparing for Lewis & Clark’s Next Chapter

President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”

President’s Open Office Hours

This time can be used to ask questions, bring light to an issue you feel effects the college, or share good news about your research, programs or departments. Please note that these office hours are not intended to circumvent the normal decision making channels.

New to the Board of Trustees

Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members.

Letter from President Wiewel, January 14

Over the winter break, I had planned to send you a simple positive note to begin the spring semester. But, while I continue to be hopeful for the year ahead, 2021 has already been profoundly unsettling and disturbing.

Responding to the Events of January 6, 2021

Yesterday’s literal and figurative attacks on democracy failed to thwart the will of the voters, or the processes that have guided our republic since its earliest days. I hope you join me in condemning the shameful and violent protests waged by extremists on our houses of democracy in the nation’s Capitol as well as state houses here in Salem and across the country.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Extravaganza

A week of celebration for faculty and staff. RSVP required by December 7. No exceptions! Planning for this event is crucial to safety.

Letter from President Wiewel, November 17, 2020

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I can’t express enough the gratitude I have for every member of our community. We have reckoned with great uncertainty during the pandemic, and the support of our wide community has buoyed our efforts.

Letter from President Wiewel, Oct. 29

With the general election just a few days away, and COVID-19 at crisis levels in many places, it is a good time to reexamine briefly why what we do at Lewis & Clark matters.

President Wiewel in the Oregonian: “Oregon’s Small Colleges, Universities Managing COVID-19 Successfully - So Far”

President Wim Wiewel led a group of Oregon private college and university presidents in a column that appeared in The Oregonian on Sunday, Oct. 25. The topic: how schools like Lewis & Clark have managed a return to in-person learning during the time of COVID-19.

Letter from President Wiewel, Oct. 8

In times of crisis and change, our vision narrows. We focus on what we perceive as the immediate concern or threat.

Institutional Commitments Update, October 2020

In June, President Wiewel outlined nine Institutional Commitments the College would pursue as we work to diversify the campus and create an environment where all members of our community are seen, heard, and valued.