Congresswoman Bonamici visits UO, meets with researchers and students

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) visited the University of Oregon on November 1 to talk with University of Oregon faculty and students about the impacts of federal budget sequestration, student aid, and other higher education issues.

While on campus, Bonamici met with UO President Michael Gottfredson, Vice President for Research and Innovation and Dean of the Graduate School Kimberly Espy, and leaders and researchers from the College of Education (COE) to discuss the impacts of sequestration on education research and the reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences within the US Department of Education. Bonamici serves on the US House Education and Workforce Committee, which is currently considering the reauthorization of the Education department’s research programs.

Bonamici also met with representatives of programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and Institute of Museum and Library Services. The visit was hosted by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Director Jill Hartz and Dean of the School of Allied Arts and Architecture Frances Bronet.

During her visit, Bonamici also discussed financial aid and Pell grants with UO Financial Aid Director Jim Brooks and recipients of UO’s Pathway Oregon grant.

Congresswoman Bonamici received both her BA (Journalism ‘80) and JD (‘83) from the University of Oregon.