Commencement 2024 Information

Commencement 2024 Information

Dr. Neil Woolf profile image Curriculum Vitae Event Schedule (PDF)

As the Executive Vice President at Southern Oregon University, Dr. Woolf leads strategic initiatives that position the University for near and long-term success. Working in close partnership with President Bailey and the Board of Trustees to fulfill SOU’s strategic mission, Dr. Woolf’s responsibilities include legislative engagement; strategic enrollment planning; operational investments and strategic partnerships with business and education leaders; implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles and practices to better serve students; capital projects and planning; and institutional budget management and financial stability.

Dr. Woolf provides direct oversight and leadership for the following offices: Human Resources, Campus Public Safety, Facilities Management & Planning, Business Services, University Housing, Information Technology, Contracts & Risk Management, Budget and Finance, Accounting and Controller’s Office, and the Office of Sustainability. Dr. Woolf represents SOU with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission on items related to state funding, funding formula distributions, and capital planning.

Dr. Woolf previously led the University’s enrollment management and student affairs functions in support of SOU’s strategic plan and as Executive Vice President continues to provide executive leadership and consultation regarding the strategic enrollment of the university.

Prior to joining Southern Oregon University, Dr. Woolf led strategic enrollment management, student affairs, and institutional success efforts in Wisconsin, Washington, and Nevada. Dr. Woolf’s chief interest is expanding access to college education and expanding student success and graduation while enrolled.

Dr. Woolf earned his bachelor’s degree in government and business administration from Eastern Washington University, his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Utah, and his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Woolf and his wife Tisha are the proud parents of three children and enjoy the many opportunities that the region provides.