About the Vice President

Rev. John Donato, CSCRev. John J. Donato, CSC began serving as the vice president for student affairs in January of 2016.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, where he 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 development for the seminary and adjunct instructor in theology for the graduate program at Mt. Angel Abbey near Salem.

Fr. Donato returned to the University of Portland in 2007 as associate vice president for student development, has been an adjunct instructor in theology for the undergraduate program, and for six months in 2015, also served as the religious superior for the Holy Cross Community. He is the pastoral resident in Fields Hall and Schoenfeldt Hall.

Division Leadership

Fr. John Donato, CSC
Vice President for Student Affairs

Matthew Rygg, PhD
Associate Vice President for Student Development

Gina Loschiavo
Care Team Coordinator

Department Heads

Student Development

Andrew Weingarten
Director of Residence Life 

Jeromy Koffler, EdD
Director of Student Activities

Laurie Laird
Director of Moreau Center for Service and Justice

Amy Cavanaugh
Director of Career Center

Student Services

Fr. Jim Gallagher, CSC
Director of Campus Ministry

Sara Westbrook
Director of Campus Safety

Carol Dell'Oliver, PhD
Director of Health and Counseling Center