Office of the President Staff

Evan T. Leadem – Chief of Staff & Board Secretariat

Evan LeademEvan Leadem serves as Chief of Staff & Board Secretariat. In this role, he advances the strategic priorities of the President’s Office, provides counsel and support to the President, and manages a wide array of special projects. He also directs operational and governance matters relating to the University’s Board of Regents.

Prior to joining UP in 2018, Evan practiced civil litigation defense with a national law firm and worked in the president’s office at another institution. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University.

Evan serves on the Board of Trustees for De La Salle North Catholic High School and is a Reader at Holy Cross Parish in North Portland.

Contact: / 503.943.8088

Jordan E. Parks – Executive Assistant to the President

Jordan ParksJordan Parks serves as Executive Assistant to the President. She provides administrative and operational support to the President and Board of Regents, while also coordinating the work of President’s Leadership Cabinet administrative assistants.

Before joining UP in 2022, Jordan served in several administrative roles, including as Executive Coordinator in the Dallas, Texas office of Deloitte. Jordan holds a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Contact: / 503.943.7101