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Wim Wiewel | President, Lewis & Clark College

Current Position and Past Experience
Wim Wiewel is currently President of Lewis & Clark College and has been since October 2017. Prior, he was President of Portland University for nine years. He was also Provost at the University of Baltimore for four years, as well as Dean of the College of Business Administration at the Univeristy of Ollinois at Chicago.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Wiewel holds degrees in sociology and urban planning from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in sociology from Northwestern University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Wiewel is a proponent of strong civic engagement, which benefits both the college and the community it calls home. He has served on a number of prominent business and culture organizations, including the Portland Business Alliance, All Hands Raised, Regional Solutions, and the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

A sociologist with a passion for strong cities, Wiewel has authored or edited nine books and more than 65 articles and chapters that have appeared in such publications as Economic Geography, and the Journal of the American Planning Association. His most recent books are Global Universities and Urban Development and Suburban Sprawl.

Wim is married to the architect Alice Wiewel and together they have four children. Admirers of Portland’s eclectic cultural offerings and of Oregon’s amazing natural beauty, Wim and Alice take time to explore the mountains, coasts, and deserts. They also attend lots of performances and games in town, and frequent community receptions and dinners.

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Wim Wiewel | President, Lewis & Clark College