Local leaders attend Explore Oregon event at Matthew Knight Arena

On February 25, UO Government and Community Relations hosted an Explore Oregon event that coincided with the winter meeting of the University of Oregon Alumni Association’s board. Community leaders joined UOAA board members at the Matthew Knight Arena’s Founders Club to hear about the UO and its partnerships with the community.

Attendees heard from Greg Rikhoff, director of community relations; Janell Bergstrom, director of women’s basketball operations; Kimberly Andrews Espy, vice president for research and innovation and dean of the Graduate School; Jamie Moffitt, vice president for finance and administration; and Bob Berdahl, UO interim president. The leadership team talked about the UO’s investment in the community, the links between research and local industry, and the administrative functions that support the running of the university that is much like a town with a population of 30,000, among other topics. University of Oregon Alumni Association executive director Tim Clevenger and University of Oregon director of intercollegiate athletics Rob Mullins were also on hand to greet guests and alumni.

After a brief reception, officials and alumni board members attended the UO women’s basketball team’s Civil War game against Oregon State University.