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Dr. Jerry Hudson

Interim President

Jerry Hudson served as president of Willamette University for 17 years and then as executive vice president of the Collins Foundation for 11 years. He is immediate past board chair of the Oregon Historical Society and currently serves on the boards of The Library Foundation, Chalkboard Project and Japanese Garden Society.

Dr. Hudson began his academic career as professor of history at Pepperdine University, where he became provost before accepting the presidency of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Later, during his tenure as president of Willamette University, he served as a director and member of the executive committee of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

He has a B.A. in History from Lipscomb University in Nashville; an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Tulane University in New Orleans; and honorary doctorates from Pepperdine University, Tokyo International University, Willamette University and University of Portland.

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April 01, 2014 – April 29, 2014

Streff Gallery: The William Stafford Calligraphy Project - Portland Society for Calligraphy

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April 14, 2014 – May 17, 2014

The Art Gym: Vanessa Renwick

The Art Gym presents Vanessa Renwick. A filmmaker Renwick has been making short movies and media installations for over twenty years. She lives in...

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April 24, 2014

Career Services Workshop: LinkedIn Part I: Getting Started

This beginner's session will discuss the importance of having a professional presence on LinkedIn, and will focus specifically on tips for building...

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