University President: Leadership Cabinet
Greene came to the University in 1983 as an adjunct assistant professor of education. He taught part-time at the University for many years while serving in teaching and administrative roles in local school districts, most recently as assistant superintendent of the instructional programs and schools in Beaverton School District with about 40,000 students. He came to the University in 2004 as associate dean of education.
A life-time Oregon resident, Greene earned a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University (1970), a master of arts in teaching from Lewis and Clark College (1975) and a doctoral degree from the University of Oregon and Portland State University (1984). Dr. Greene holds an Oregon Distinguished Administrator License from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission where he served as a governor-appointed commissioner for several years.
Greene resides in the city with his wife and spends time with his adult children and other family members as well as enjoying gardening, music, reading, fountain pens, cooking, and vintage cars.
Rev. Gerard J. Olinger, C.S.C., serves as the University of Portland’s vice president for University relations and is responsible for the Offices of Alumni Relations, Development, Marketing and Communications, and University Events. He is also a concurrent assistant professor of political science in the University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Prior to his work in University relations, Fr. Olinger served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Portland. In that capacity, he had oversight for the Offices of Residence Life, Public Safety, Student Activities, Career Services, Campus Ministry, and International Student Services, as well as the University’s Health Center and Moreau Center. He also assisted with the planning and development of several important campus projects including the Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center, the Pilot House renovation, and a new residence hall. He also previously served as executive assistant to the president.
A native of Springfield, Pennsylvania, Fr. Olinger graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in history and government from the University of Notre Dame. He earned two post-graduate degrees from Notre Dame: a juris doctor cum laude in 2004 and a master of divinity degree in 2009. While in law school he served as executive notes editor for the Journal of Legislation and was a member of the Student Bar Association. He was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2010.
Fr. Olinger ministers as a pastoral resident in Shoenfeldt Hall. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana; the Board of Directors for King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and the Board of Trustees for De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU). He is a member of the state bar in Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., is the vice president for student affairs. From 2007 to 2015, he served as the associate vice president for student development. In that role, he had direct responsibility for the Offices of International Student Services, Residence Life, and Student Activities, as well as the Moreau Center. Fr. Donato also serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator for students, co-chair of the Early Alert Program, pastoral resident in Fields Hall, and religious superior for the Holy Cross community at the University of Portland. He is a former senior associate director of Campus Ministry at the University and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the theology department.
Fr. Donato earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, where he also earned a master of divinity degree in 1990 and a master of science in administration in 1997. He has served as parochial vicar in parishes in Burbank, California; South Bend, Indiana; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2005 he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University and subsequently served as director of human formation at Mt. Angel Seminary as well as an adjunct instructor in the theology department at the graduate level.
Jim Ravelli was appointed chief information officer in August 2008 and vice president in 2010 overseeing Information Services, Facilities Planning and Construction, Physical Plant, campus Master Planning, and neighborhood and government relations.
Ravelli directs the University's academic and administrative computer, voice and data communications personnel, and is primarily responsible for leading the wide variety of campus technology users toward an environment that achieves the University's goals. Jim oversees facilities planning and construction which is responsible for planning, design, and construction at the University of Portland and capital improvement services to all departments within the University community. He also oversees the Physical Plant, which is responsible for the management of University facilities including asset reinvestment, stewardship, and providing ongoing upkeep and maintenance for all University facilities, and Master Planning which works with the neighborhood and government entities on issues related to the main and river campus.
Jim Ravelli has served as vice president, service delivery for EasyStreet Online Services, based in Beaverton; senior director, global IT Operations (acting CIO) for VMware in Palo Alto, Calif.; CIO and director of IT Infrastructure for Brocade Communications in San Jose, Calif.; and founder and president of Archinetix, Incorporated, based in Portland. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Arizona State University and Masters in Public Administration from University of Washington. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver, WA.
Timmins began working for AVI, a pioneering medical research company, in 1992 and was the company’s first chief financial officer before serving as president and COO from 2000 to 2008. Before his career with AVI BioPharma he worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Portland and earned an MBA from Stanford University. In 2009, he was named one of the "Significant 75" alumni of the Pamplin School of Business Administration.
Timmins retired from AVI in 2008 and has since been active in the Portland community, serving on the board of directors at St. Mary’s Academy and at Yamhill Valley Vineyards. Timmins also worked with the University’s Entrepreneurial Scholars program, and taught classes in strategic thinking and financial statement analysis to MBA students at George Fox University.
The controller's office, including payroll and students accounts, reports to Timmins, as well as the bookstore.
A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Hermanny graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame. After graduation, Hermanny taught kindergarten in Montana through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
Hermanny returned to Notre Dame and received her juris doctor cum laude. While at Notre Dame Law School, Hermanny served on the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law, the only national law journal devoted exclusively to higher education law. In addition to her studies, Hermanny spent two years as the assistant rector of Ryan Hall.
Hermanny is a member of the Oregon State Bar and most recently worked at the Multnomah County office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
During his time with the WCC, Leykam oversaw the conference’s television partnerships, marketing, digital media initiatives, media relations, corporate sponsorships, branding, championships, and scheduling. Leykam served as the conference liaison to the head coaches for baseball and men’s and women’s soccer and played a key role in successful negotiations with ESPN that resulted in the highest rights fee and the most annual appearances in conference history.
Leykam graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to his career in collegiate athletics, Leykam served as a sports writer, section editor, and desk editor at the Contra Costa Times, Antioch Daily Ledger, Pittsburgh Post Dispatch, and Brentwood News. Leykam then worked as co-media relations director and then director of annual giving in the Stanford University athletic department, while also teaching a course in sports journalism at Saint Mary’s College. In his time with Stanford, Leykam oversaw a 222 percent increase in donations to the athletic department annual fund.
Leykam serves on the NCAA Championships and Sports Management Cabinet.
Prior to his time at the University of Portland, Strang was employed at Providence Health System for 16 years, serving first as executive director of the Providence Child Center, and then as executive director of the Providence Portland Medical Foundation. He also previously served as executive director of the Arthritis Foundation, Oregon Chapter.