University of Portland president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., has appointed Matthew Baasten to the position of associate provost and dean of the Graduate School.
Baasten has served the University in a variety of roles: associate professor of theology, Theology Department chair, director of MAPM (master of arts in pastoral ministry) and College of Arts and Sciences associate dean for students. He most recently served as the interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School.
Baasten came to the University in 1981. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master of divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in Ethics and Patristics from the University of Notre Dame. He was awarded the Culligan Award in 2011, and he also holds the Burlington Teaching Award, and twice was awarded the Al Guisti Outstanding Faculty Member Award. He also holds the Al Guisti Award for Service to Students.