University of Portland president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has announced the appointments of Rev. Gerard Olinger, C.S.C., as vice president for University relations, and of Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., as vice president for student affairs. Both appointments become effective January 1, 2016.
Fr. Olinger will assume the position currently held by Laurie Kelley, who has accepted the position of president and chief development officer for the Providence Foundations throughout the Oregon region. Kelley has worked at the University since 2006, serving first as the director of marketing and communications prior to her current role as vice president for University relations.
Since his arrival on The Bluff in 2009, Fr. Olinger has served the University in many capacities. For the past four years, as vice president for student affairs, he has overseen the Offices of Residence Life, Public Safety, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and International Student Services, as well as the Career Center, Health Center, and Moreau Center. He also serves as a pastoral resident in Schoenfeldt Hall and is one of the instructors of “The Character Project” theology course.
Fr. Donato has served as the associate vice president for student development since 2007. In that role, he has direct responsibility for the Offices of International Student Services, Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Moreau Center. Fr. Donato also serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator for students, co-chair of the Early Alert Program, pastoral resident in Fields Hall, and religious superior for the Holy Cross community at the University of Portland.
For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or email@example.com.