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Provost Jayanth Banavar

Jayanth R. Banavar is the provost and senior vice president of the University of Oregon. He began serving as provost in July 2017.

As the UO’s chief academic officer, Banavar serves as guardian of the university’s academic excellence, working with faculty and staff members, students, and other stakeholders to ensure the university maintains the highest-possible quality of scholarly activity and educational programs.


Provost's Updates 

CAS Dean W. Andrew Marcus Steps Down

August 17, 2018 - I write today to let you know that W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences, has notified me that he intends to step down as dean at the end of the calendar year. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is in many ways the heart and soul of the University of Oregon, serving as the academic home to more than 60 percent of the student body and offering more than 40 fields of study in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

New Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

August 17, 2018 - I am excited to share the news with you that Yvonne Braun, department head and associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and associate professor of International Studies, has been appointed to a half-time position as Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

New Clark Honors College Dean

June 28, 2018 - I am delighted to share that we have selected Gabe Paquette, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, as the next dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College. Gabe is a tremendous scholar, a highly regarded teacher, academician, and mentor. We firmly believe he will bring a passion for undergraduate student success and a deep appreciation for excellence in research and scholarship to this critical role. Please join me in welcoming Gabe Paquette to the University of Oregon.

Additional Provost's Updates


Undergraduate Studies

The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) fosters the culture of inquiry at the heart of a superior residential research university. Undergraduate Studies promotes academic excellence, engagement, access, and success for all students. UGS programs support and supplement a student's educational journey, nurturing intellectual development and personal growth.

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International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to make the UO a more global university. In the 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra. OIA works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units.

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UO in Portland

The University of Oregon has long been part of the fabric of Portland. And while home will always be Eugene, we hold Portland close to our heart. Each school and college in Portland is there to fill a specific need. Professional academic programs align students with industry leaders. Other departments bring the resources and partnerships of campus to alumni, donors, friends and prospective students.

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