President

 

75 YEARS OF RESILIENCE

At Portland State University, we know change isn’t a maybe. It’s a must. It’s a lesson learned over our 75 years of growth from a small start-up serving G.I.s home from World War II to Oregon’s most diverse and innovative urban public research university.

Through it all, we have led the charge for positive change in Portland and beyond, building greener cities, fighting for social justice, and working for the greater good. We put students first, emboldening each and every one to create better lives for themselves and better communities for us all.

As we celebrate our first 75 years and look forward to our next 75, we continue to ask hard questions. To welcome everyone. And to find new ways to move forward, no matter what. Because a more equitable, sustainable future is ours to make, and we can only do it together.