Assistant VP and chief of staff in SSEM is announced

Following a national search, Keith Frazee, assistant director of orientation programs at the University of Oregon, has been appointed the next assistant vice president and chief of staff for the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management.

Frazee has served at the UO since 2013 and will assume his new role Nov. 1.

“After a very competitive search, I am pleased to have Keith join our team in this new position,” said Roger J. Thompson, vice president for student services and enrollment management. “Keith has been a part of our organization for over six years and will no doubt hit the ground running with his outstanding leadership to move our division forward.”

Frazee is known by his colleagues as a creative thinker and enthusiastic collaborator with a deep commitment to the university mission. In addition to his role leading the transition for new students and their families to the UO, Frazee has served on the University Senate, Officers of Administration Council, University Senate Executive Committee, HR’s Employment Policies Advisory Group for Officers of Administration, and the Mental Health Task Force and Advisory Council.

“We have a responsibility to serve the students of the University of Oregon, and I’m dedicated to our divisional mission to serve our community with excellence, integrity, innovation and compassion,” Frazee said. “Serving the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management in this new role is quite an honor. We have exceptional leadership across the University of Oregon, and certainly within our division. I look forward to advancing our tradition of excellence alongside an outstanding team.”

The search for the role drew a deep pool of qualified candidates from across the U.S. The search committee, led by Assistant Vice President and University Registrar Julia Pomerenk, was comprised of representatives from across the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, as well as an undergraduate student.

“Thanks to the many UO colleagues who participated in this process, we have identified and selected a high-performing university employee to serve in this position from an impressive pool of finalists,” Pomerenk said.

Frazee holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Baylor University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri. He will earn his doctorate in educational leadership this fall from the College of Education at the UO. His research focuses on college choice and measuring institutional commitment among students with multiple admissions options.