Dean's Advancement Council

Originally established in 1987 as the Board of Visitors, the Dean's Advancement Council is the premiere volunteer organization for the College of Design. The Council consists of prominent alumni and professionals who have a passion for the success of the college and its academic and research mission. Our members represent geographic locations throughout the United States and internationally. Appointments are generally for a three-year term and can be renewed for a second term.

Council members are convened twice per year: in the fall in Eugene at the UO campus and in the spring in Portland. Although each meeting is centered around specific issues, council members also consider college business, discuss development and outreach activities, and devise strategies for strengthening the college.

The Council also provides input and advice directly to the Dean, both as the larger body and in the context of focused work groups. Council members are encouraged to provide support and networking for the college's administration and faculty members as well as engage in mentoring and career advising with students. 


Council Members

Officers:

Noma Hanlon

NOMA HANLON (Chair)
BArch ‘78
President
HB Design
Portland, OR
 

Scott Kelsey

SCOTT KELSEY, FAIA (Vice Chair)
BArch ‘80
Managing Principal
CO Architects
Los Angeles, CA
 

Council Members:

Karen Tallackson Bacon

KAREN TALLACKSON BACON
MA ‘89 ArtH; BA ‘85 ArtH
Fine Art Appraisal Services and Research
Atherton, CA
ktbfaa.com
 

Marty Borko

MARTY BORKO
BArch ‘76
Executive Director
Urban Land Institute: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
 

Amanda Butler

AMANDA KRAUS BUTLER
BArch ‘01
Principal
TVA Architects
Portland, OR
 

John Cochran

JOHN R. COCHRAN, III
BS PoliSci, ‘66; MSPA ‘78
Health Care Consultant
Portland, OR
 

Robert Gamblin

ROBERT GAMBLIN
BS Fine/Applied Arts ‘70
Fine Artist and Founder
Gamblin Artists Colors
Portland, OR
robertgamblinstudio.com
 

Peter Meechan

PETER MEECHAN
BA ’85 Visual Design; Asian Studies
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Automation Anywhere
Executive Partner
Calera Capital
 

Gail Neuburg

GAIL NEUBURG
BA ’71
Vice Chairman
ARA, A Newmark Company
Portland, OR
 

Don Prohaska

DON PROHASKA
BArch ‘78
Founding Principal
Don Prohaska & Associates
Eugene, OR
 

Bill Sleeth

BILL SLEETH
BArch ‘87
Sr. Vice President, Voice & Customer Experience
Panera Bread
Seattle, WA
 

Wilson Smith

WILSON SMITH, III
BArch ‘80
Talent Development & Academic Outreach
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR
 

Scott Wolf

SCOTT WOLF
MArch ‘89
Partner
Miller Hull Partnership
 

Honorary Members:

Larry Bruton

LARRY BRUTON, FAIA
BArch ‘67
Design Partner
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
Portland, Oregon

Steve Sandstrom

STEVE SANDSTROM
BFA ‘78
Executive Creative Director
Sandstrom Partners
Portland, OR

Julie Stott

JULIE STOTT
BIArch ‘77
Interior Designer
Julie Neupert Interior Design
Portland, OR

Michael Wilkes

MICHAEL WILKES, FAIA
BArch ‘71
Visual Artist
La Jolla, CA