George Pernsteiner assumes role as the new President of SHEEO

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013: Today, George Pernsteiner assumes his role as the new President of SHEEO. 

Pernsteiner served as Chancellor of the Oregon University System from July 2004 to March 2013. Previously in his career he served as Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Vice President for Finance and Administration at Portland State University; and Vice Provost and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Portland State University, the University of Puget Sound, and the University of Oregon.

Marshall Hill, former Chair of the SHEEO Executive Committee, said, “George Pernsteiner has served SHEEO ably during his tenure as Chancellor of the Oregon University System, both as a member and Chair of the Executive Committee in 2011-2012. He cares deeply about the mission of the association, he has won the respect of his colleagues, and his appointment will be received with enthusiasm."

Teresa Lubbers, Chair of the Executive Committee and Commissioner for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, commented, “George’s role in Oregon’s ambitious 40-40-20 initiative and the depth of his commitment to the success of students, especially first-generation and disadvantaged students, were especially impressive to the Executive Committee.” Pernsteiner’s essay on the 40-40-20 initiative on the SHEEO website can be found here.

Former SHEEO President Paul Lingenfelter said, “. .. .George’s primary responsibilities before becoming Chancellor in Oregon were in finance and budgeting. His record there, however, showed not only financial acumen, but also great sensitivity to the need for collaboration along the full educational continuum and effective leadership on academic issues of teaching and learning. He will be a strong leader for SHEEO in the years ahead.”

We welcome George to SHEEO!