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Office of the President Staff

Evan T. Leadem – Associate Vice President & Chief of Staff

Evan LeademEvan Leadem serves as Associate Vice President & Chief of Staff. 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 the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and worked in the president’s office at Wake Forest University. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest.

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. He was selected for the 2023-24 Cohort of Leadership Portland, a civic education program for emerging leaders sponsored by the Portland Metro Chamber.

Contact: / 503.943.8088

Kristin S. Nielsen – Executive Assistant to the President

kristin-nielsen.jpgKristin Nielsen serves as Executive Assistant to the President. Kristin first joined UP in January 2015 and served in roles with Student Affairs, the Office of the President, and Marketing & Communications. Most recently, she served as Senior Support Specialist in the City Manager's Office of Vancouver, Washington. She has also worked in health information management for several local medical centers. Kristin and her husband are the proud parents of two UP alumni.

Contact: / 503.943.7101