Acting President Herbert A. Medina

Fr. Mark Poorman, CSCHerbert A. Medina, Ph.D., was named Acting President by the University of Portland Board of Regents, effective July 1, 2021. He continues to serve as the University’s Provost, a role he has held since 2020, as well as Professor of Mathematics.

Dr. Medina has spent his entire professional career in higher education – as a professor, administrator, and now as the leader of the University of Portland. As Acting President, Dr. Medina is the University’s chief executive officer, with responsibility for leading the institution and its mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership. As Provost, Dr. Medina guides the University’s Academic Division, including its colleges and schools, academic programs, faculty, and staff.

“It is a blessing to lead and serve the University of Portland as both Acting President and Provost,” Dr. Medina says. “A University of Portland education is a uniquely personal experience. Here on The Bluff, we educate the whole person — the mind, heart, and hands — because we believe college isn’t only about earning a degree, it’s about finding your purpose. Our singular dedication to holistic student success sets UP apart and allows us to occupy a very special place in American higher education.”