SOU Mission Statement & Strategic Plan Praised by Oregon’s HECC

SOU Praised by Oregons HECC

We all have reason to be especially proud today of our university and its progress – Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved our new mission statement and its members described our strategic planning work as “exemplary” and “energizing.”

The Future of Learning

Future of Learning SOU President

At my annual State of the University Address a few weeks ago, I suggested to the campus that Southern Oregon University can become our state’s University for the Future. It’s an idea that has developed over the past year as SOU created a strategic plan to serve as our roadmap.

President Urges Participation in Democracy

Southern Oregon University Student Vote Oregon Voters

There is one important thing I want to call your attention to before Winter break begins. Last month, Ballot Measure 101 qualified for a special statewide election to be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. I hope that each and every one of you will participate in the democratic process and exercise your right to vote.

Letter from President Schott: Good News for Funding and Tuition

SOU President Message on Tuition

I’m particularly pleased today to share several pieces of good news – relatively speaking – considering the challenges our campus worked through together this winter and spring. Most of my update for you comes by way of the Oregon Legislature, and it will benefit every student at SOU.

Letter from President Schott: A Day of Cautious Optimism

SOU Tuition Update Letter from President

This is a day for cautious optimism that SOU’s tuition increase for the 2017-18 academic year may not be as high as anticipated, based on action by the Education Subcommittee of the Oregon Legislature’s budget-writing joint Ways and Means Committee.

Statement on Immigration and Support for All Students

The Difficulties of Democracy are the Opportunities of Education

Southern Oregon University is a place where diverse backgrounds intersect and where all members of our academic community are supported and respected – as are their thoughtfully shared views on any issues they consider important.

Watch: SOU President Linda Schott’s State of the University Address

SOU State of the University Address - November 15 2016

During her recent State of the University address on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, SOU President Linda Schott provided updates on the current status of SOU and discussed the importance of developing a shared vision for the future.

Southern Oregon University’s New President Begins Work Monday

Southern Oregon University Churchill Hall - Summer 2016

Southern Oregon University welcomes its new president, Linda Schott, Ph.D., on Monday, Aug. 1. She succeeds Dr. Roy Saigo, who is retiring and has served first as interim president and then president since July 2014.

Dr. Linda Schott Named Next President of Southern Oregon University

SOU President Dr. Linda Schott Meets With Current Students

Dr. Linda Schott, former president of University of Maine at Presque Isle, has been named the next president of Southern Oregon University following a unanimous vote today of the SOU board of trustees.