Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., becomes the University of Portland’s 20th president this week on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Fr. Mark has served as executive vice president for the past three years overseeing the divisions of university operations, financial affairs, university relations, and student affairs. In addition, he served as pastoral resident in Schoenfeldt Hall. Prior to working at the University, Fr. Poorman served for seven years on the University of Portland Board of Regents.
He is also professor of theology, having taught courses in Christian ethics and moral theology, and he was instrumental in the formation of the Dundon-Berchtold Fund for Moral Development and Applied Ethics, which includes the Character Project and the Dundon-Berchtold Fellowships for students and faculty.
Fr. Poorman came to the University of Portland from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the theology faculty and vice president for student affairs from 1999 to 2010. In that capacity, he was responsible for residential life as well as other student services, activities, and programs, including campus ministry, Notre Dame Security Police, the student activities office, the counseling center, health services, the career center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, the Gender Relations Center, and multicultural and international student services. Prior to his appointment as vice president for student affairs, Poorman served as executive assistant to the executive vice president and the president.
Fr. Poorman’s inauguration will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014.
For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or email@example.com.