Meet the Vice President

Profile photo of Kris Winter Dr. Kris Winter was appointed interim vice president for the Division of Student Life in July 2022. She joined the University of Oregon in 2016 and has served in several roles including associate vice president for Student Life and dean of students. During her time at the UO, Kris has led countless efforts and programs to support the success, health, and well-being of students at the university.

As interim vice president Kris is responsible for leading the Division of Student Life, an organizational unit broadly responsible for the support of students at every juncture of their UO experience, from first enrollment through graduation.

The Division of Student Life includes the Office of the Dean of Students, the Erb Memorial Union, the Department of Physical Education and Recreation, and the University Career Center, as well as six functional areas that report through the vice president’s office: assessment and research, major student events, financial services, human resources, parent and family programs, and student government engagement and success. In addition, the interim vice president serves as the central administration liaison to the recognized student government, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO). 

Professional Background

  • Associate Vice President for Student Life, University of Oregon, 2021–2022
  • Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Oregon, 2016–2021
  • Interim Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, 2016
  • Associate Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, 2015
  • Assistant Dean of Student Life, Oregon State University, 2014
  • Director, New Student Programs and Family Outreach, Oregon State University, 2003–2014
  • Orientation Coordinator, Western Washington University, 2001–2003
  • Interim Director, Student Orientation, University of Oregon, 1998–1999

Educational Background

  • EdD, Higher Education Leadership, Portland State University, 2022; Thesis: Impacts of non-cognitive variables on the college admissions process for underrepresented, academically at-risk student populations.
  • Ed M, College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University, 2001
  • BA, Educational Studies, University of Oregon, 1998