March 5, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Jamie Moffitt, and Associate Vice President and Chief Resilience Officer André Le Duc sent a message to faculty and staff with updated information about the coronavirus and the university's response and preparations.
March 3, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips encourages faculty to work with students around attendance who might feel ambivalent about attending classes due to the coronavirus.
January 31, 2020 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips, Executive Director Deb Beck, and Dean and Vice Provost Dennis Galvan sent a message to the university community regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
January 28, 2020 – Provost Phillips and VPRI Conover issue a notice to faculty that the university has updated its policy on conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and outside activities.
January 10, 2020 – The University of Oregon’s Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee issues a reminder to faculty about avoiding academic misconduct and academic extra benefits violations from the NCAA.
November 14, 2019 – This message about the departure of David Conover, vice president for research and innovation, was sent by President Schill and Provost Phillips to all faculty and staff at the university.
November 11, 2019 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips issues a reminder to faculty about students on active military duty, accommodating their participation in mandatory drills and exercises, and the Military Duty Refund Policy.
October 31, 2019 – Janet Woodruff-Borden is selected as the next executive vice provost for academic affiars; and Kate Mondloch is appointed as interim dean and vice provost for the Graduate School.
October 16, 2019 – Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announces two national searches for the key academic leadership positions at the University of Oregon.
October 10, 2019 – Provost Patrick Phillips announces that Bruce Blonigen will serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) through 2020-21 and Karen Ford will take on the new role of CAS dean for faculty.