University of Portland
02-08-2013
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

Thomas Greene appointed provost of University of Portland

University of Portland president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. announced today the appointment of Thomas Greene as provost, effective immediately. Greene has served as interim provost since August 2012.

Greene’s administrative duties on The Bluff include oversight of all faculty and academic personnel and programs as well as the Clark Family Library, the Garaventa Center, the Franz Center for Entrepreneurship, the Registrar’s Office, Institutional Research and the Studies Abroad and Honors Programs. Greene is also a professor in the School of Education.

“It is a pleasure and an honor to have Dr. Greene as provost,” said Beauchamp. “His expertise as an educator, his long and varied experience as an administrator, his excellence and creativity as professor and dean will all serve the University well. During his many years here, he has been an integral part of the University’s remarkable academic progress.”

Greene assumes the position last held by Brother Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., who served the University for 24 years as provost, academic vice president, dean of the college of arts and sciences and professor of political science. Stabrowski left the University last September to serve as Assistant Provincial for the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.

Greene has served the University in a variety of leadership positions – including Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Dean of the School of Education, Associate Dean of the School of Education and Director of Teacher Education. He has continuously served the University since 1983 and in 2010 won the Culligan Award, the University’s highest faculty honor. He also serves on the boards of several Portland-area educational organizations and has worked in the community as assistant superintendent of both Beaverton and Gresham-Barlow School Districts and in many other administrative and faculty positions throughout Oregon.

An Oregon resident his entire life, 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). 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 Portland 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.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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