President's Progress Report 2015

Our Fearless Future

President Wim Wiewel's 2015 report to the community.

At Portland State University, we understand and celebrate the enormous opportunity a college education represents in today's competitive world. That's why we never stand still.

We develop our programs to ensure our graduates are prepared to handle Oregon's changing economy. We deliver knowledge online and offer credit for prior learning when the demand for education stretches beyond the traditional classroom. We partner with more than 500 businesses and organizations to give our students real-world experience and serve our community. MORE

Clean Water for Rwandans
Engineering Professor Evan Thomas is helping 2.5 million Rwandans.

Sustainable Solutions
PSU is integrating sustainability into curricula, campus, and community partnerships.

Building a Strong School
Principal Ericka Guynes '95 is making a difference at Earl Boyles Elementary.

Fearless Competitor
Julius Thomas '10, starting tight end for the Denver Broncos, played PSU basketball and football.

Business Builder
The welfare of Oregon companies is personal for Debbie Kitchin MBA '97.

Skyways to Science
Students have a new lab and classroom space in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building.

Francisco Ibarra is benefiting from PSU's Creating Futures scholarship campaign.

Fearless Visionary
PSU is proud of alumnus Mike Richardson '77, founder and president of Dark Horse Comics.

Fearless Wish Granter
Laila Cook MPA '10 has put her degree to work as CEO of Make-A-Wish Oregon.

Advising Matters
Abdi Hamid receives advising from Leena Shrestha, which is helping him stay on track.

E-Cigarette Discovery
Professors David Peyton and Robert Strongin found high levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes.

Viking Pavilion
The University's outdated athletics facility will soon be remodeled.

Four Years, Guaranteed
Freshman, who sign up, will graduate in four years or their remaining tuition is free.

Ensuring Student Success
Mark Jackson '97 and Nathaniel Golden '95 brought REAP to high schooler Satera Mohd-Sidek.

New Business School
The University is renovating its School of Business Administration starting in August.

Fearless Researcher
Professor Leslie Hammer and Cameron McCabe are improving the work life of veterans.

Enjoy the Arts
Our spring opera performance with live orchestra is coming April 17-26.