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Think of Eugene and you think of the University of Oregon. Mention the UO and Eugene comes to mind. We are a “college town” and what affects one also impacts the other. At City Club of Eugene on Jan.11, UO President Schill will discuss the recent past and future of the relationship between town and gown. What plans are being made? What changes can we expect? He will discuss funding challenges to Oregon’s public universities, the status of building projects and plans to attract a world-class faculty. Do not miss the opportunity to hear this perspective on our collective future and to address your questions to President Schill.

Michael H. Schill is the 18th president of the University of Oregon. He was appointed by the UO Board of Trustees and began his tenure on July 1, 2015. As president, Schill has launched a series of initiatives to advance the University’s three priorities: enhancing academic and research excellence, supporting student access and success, and improving the campus experience and diversity. In October 2016, Schill announced the launch of the historic Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a groundbreaking billion dollar initiative to transform science innovation at the UO. Schill also holds a tenured faculty appointment in the University of Oregon School of Law.

Schill previously served as the dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. A nationally recognized expert in property, real estate, and housing law and policy, Schill is the author or co-author of three books and numerous scholarly articles. His casebook, Property, co-authored with James Krier, Greg Alexander, and Lior Strahilevitz, is one of the best-selling casebooks used in American law schools.

Schill graduated with an AB in public policy from Princeton University in 1980 and a JD from the Yale Law School in 1984. He and his sister are the first in their family to earn college degrees.