Acting Senior Vice President and Provost
Lorraine Davis was appointed by University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere to serve as acting senior vice president and provost at the UO, starting on October 1. She will fill in for Senior Vice President and Provost James Bean, who has been granted a one-year sabbatical.
Davis is a retired administrator and faculty member who served part-time as a special assistant to the president, provost and athletics director before her most recent appointment as acting provost. She was appointed interim athletics director in March 2010, replacing Mike Bellotti, and served until Rob Mullens was hired for the permanent position.
Davis joined the UO faculty in 1972 and served 20 years as a professor in the College of Human Development and Performance, teaching graduate research and statistics. She became graduate coordinator and department head in the UO school and community health program, then was appointed vice provost for academic personnel in 1990. Davis served as vice president for academic affairs from 2001 to 2006, with the deans of all UO schools and colleges reporting to her.
She earned her doctorate from the UO in health education, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and health and physical education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.