I have been an employee of the UO since 1998 and an OA since 2002. My loyalty, patience and admiration for the UO has grown with me over the years. As a 20-year employee of University Advancement, my understanding of the institution has been through supporting our philanthropic mission. So that I would not lose sight of UO faculty, staff and other colleagues across campus, I sought committee and learning opportunities to build many cross-campus partnerships and friendships. These have helped me learn and grow through the years.
Decisions about resources, people, and units will be impactful, and must be made with intentionality and compassion. Should I be elected to this role, I would approach it through a lens of strategic partnership, equity and inclusion, and compassionate leadership. My current role involves peer benchmarking and best practice research for University Advancement. This work involves continuous assessment and understanding of our strengths and opportunities for improvement, which I believe will be a great asset as a member of shared governance at the UO. I look forward to serving my colleagues and institution during this time of great need and important partnership. Thank you for your consideration.