"Phil it Up" Appreciation Knight: President Michael Gottfredson

'Phil It UP' Video: President Michael Gottfredson

As the University of Oregon's 17th president, Michael Gottfredson is uniquely positioned to appreciate the full scope of Phil and Penny Knight's support of the university and the impact of their generosity on programs ranging from athletics to the library, law school and many academic departments.

As part of the University of Oregon’s “Phil it UP” Appreciation Knight on Feb. 1, 2014, honoring Nike co-founder Phil Knight on his 76th birthday, UO students, faculty and administrators who have been touched by the Knight family’s generosity wish him a happy birthday and thank him for being one of the university’s greatest alums.