Kris Winter

Kris Winter

Associate Vice President and Dean of Students


As the Dean of Students, I’m here to support you. I am dedicated to helping our students, both undergraduate and graduate, have a successful experience at the University of Oregon. I want your UO experience to be exceptional. Higher education should be an incredible journey of learning and self-discovery. There will be everyday moments, “ah-ha” moments, and moments that challenge you. In all of these moments, I want you to know that my staff and I are here for you.

I am very excited to serve as your Dean and it is an honor to be a part of your University of Oregon experience. If you would like to talk or have ideas about how my staff and I can better support you, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

Student Life Background

  • Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Oregon, 2016—
  • Interim Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, February—August 2016
  • Associate Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, 2015—2016
  • Assistant Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, 2013—2015
  • Interim Director of Student Conduct, Oregon State University, 2013
  • Director of New Student Programs and Family Outreach, Oregon State University, 2005—2013

Educational Background

  • Ed D Educational Leadership, Portland State University, expected fall 2016
    Dissertation: The Effects of Non-Cognitive Variables in the College Admissions Process on Historically Underrepresented Student Populations
  • M Ed College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University, 2001
  • B S Educational Studies, University of Oregon, 1998

Accomplishments, Awards, and Service

  • National Orientation Directors Association, Outstanding Orientation Professional, 2012
  • Executive Board member National Orientation Directors Association, 2007—2010, 2012—2013
  • Board member United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties, 2008—2013
  • Outstanding Service Award, Oregon State University Division of Student Affairs, 2007
  • Member of Friars Senior Honorary, University of Oregon, 1998