1. Daniel Bernstine
Bernstine is the head of Portland State and has the ultimate responsibility for everything that goes on within it. He is also the university’s chief ambassador, representing you at all levels around the United States and internationally.
2. Roy Koch
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Koch is responsible for everything that has anything to do with academics at PSU: curriculum, deans, faculty, accreditation, etc. He is particularly concerned with the role of growth at PSU and its impact on students, faculty and available space.
3. Erin Devaney
President, Associated Students of Portland State University
Devaney is the student-elected president of the largest four-year university in Oregon. Identifying herself as a progressive, Devaney hopes to forge a stronger relationship between the ASPSU and student groups on campus, as well as finding ways to better represent non-traditional students at Portland State.
4. Victor E. Viking
Mascot in Residence, Portland State University
Mr. Viking is the official mascot of Oregon’s largest four-year university. In addition to providing morale and doing a great deal of public outreach, Mr. Viking attends many PSU sporting events, decked out in the school colors of green and white, and never fails to sport his signature two-horned helm.
5. Michael A. Driscoll
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Budget
Driscoll oversees faculty employment, collective bargaining and the academic budget. He is part of the collective bargaining team for PSU, working with the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers Union.
6. Terrell L. Rhodes
Vice Provost for Curriculum and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Rhodes acts as dean of general education. He oversees the undergraduate curriculum process, serves as the institutional liaison for accreditation, and chairs the Advisory Committee on Academic Information Technology. He also oversees the undergraduate research program, including the availability of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity grants.
7. Tom Burman
Whether you’re interested in participating in the sports program or in watching it happen, you’ll be enjoying the direct results of Burman’s actions. He has been instrumental in overseeing improvements to sports programs and facilities at PSU and to the increasing presence and strength of women’s sports.
8. Mike Soto
Chief, Campus Public Safety Office
Soto has overall responsibility for the safety of students, faculty, staff and the physical presence of PSU. With the CPSO team, Soto provides law enforcement services to the PSU university district, and an interface with the City of Portland Police.
9. Aimee Shattuck
Women’s Resource Center
Shattuck, a 2001 Masters graduate of PSU, coordinates the Women’s Resource Center. She supervises the Returning Women Student’s Program and the Interpersonal Violence Advocacy Program and interfaces with Portland agencies, including the 24-hour Women’s Crisis Line. The WRC hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Vagina Monologues, International Women’s Day and weekly Stitch and Bitch gatherings.
10. Tina Cooper
Chair, Student Fee Committee
As chair of arguably the most powerful student group or committee on the PSU campus, Cooper is charged with heading the committee that allocates funds to student organizations. The funds come from the incidental fees paid by all PSU students. If you belong to a club or ever start up a new one, you may find yourself petitioning the Student Fee Committee for funds.
11. Cathy Dyck
Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration
Dyck is responsible for all things financial at Portland State. She oversees the university budget and budget planning process and ensures sure that both operate within the structure imposed by the Oregon University System. She stands behind capital projects and developments at PSU.
12. Douglas Samuels
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Samuels is responsible for all aspects of student life at PSU, academic and non-academic. The activities that you engage in while a student at PSU will largely fall under the mentorship of Samuels.
13. Helen Spalding
University Librarian and Director, Branford Price Millar Library
As the library’s director, Spalding is responsible for the maintenance and growth of the PSU Millar Library, and for programs and services offered by the library. She oversees the library’s collection of over 1.3 million books, computer laboratories and extensive research facilities. The Millar library also serves as Oregon’s Regional Depository for federal government, United Nations and current state and municipal documents.
14. Gil Latz
Vice Provost for International Affairs
A professor of geography and international studies, Latz sees to PSU’s reach into the world beyond campus. He works to expand the international vision of PSU students, brings international students to PSU and gives PSU a concrete world presence by creating international partnerships.