Press Releases

SOU Smedley CAR

SOU’s Smedley promotes peace through education in Central African Republic

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Bryce Smedley returned last week from the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where he served as an English language specialist on a project to equip students with the communication skills necessary to promote peace and conflict resolution. Smedley, an assistant professor in SOU’s Education Department, visited students […]

SOU Resilience

Open forums introduce SOU’s Campus-Community Resilience Assessment

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will hold a pair of open forums to introduce a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment that will be conducted over the next few months to determine the local area’s ability to absorb or adapt to ongoing climate changes. The forums, which are free and open to the public, will […]

Bill Thorndike SOU Trustees

SOU trustees endorse national initiative to boost higher ed perception

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to pass a resolution to support and participate in a project with college and university trustees nationwide to revive the public’s trust in higher education. The Guardians Initiative – developed by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges […]

SOU HECC Strategic Plan Mission

Oregon’s HECC praises SOU strategic planning work

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved Southern Oregon University’s new mission statement on Thursday, and its members described the university’s strategic planning work as “exemplary” and “energizing.” A delegation from SOU including President Linda Schott was in Salem to present the university’s new vision, mission, values and strategic directions […]