News from President Wiewel
After a storied 44-year career in higher education—including two presidencies, one at Portland State University and the other at Lewis & Clark—President Wim Wiewel is retiring. He leaves L&C with a long list of accomplishments, a few of which we’ve compiled into this “Top 10” list.
Open Office Hours for April 2022.
Open Office Hours for March 2022
Appointments are available in 20 minute intervals on Monday, November 29, from noon until 3 p.m. Your meeting can either be in-person or a zoom meeting to accommodate your preference.
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.
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.
The Board of Trustees held its annual May meeting on May 6 and 7, and took the following actions.
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.
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.”
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.
Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members.
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.
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.