UO Board of Trustees will welcome its newest member

Connie Seeley

UO alumna Connie Seeley is set to become the newest member of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees.

The Oregon Senate approved Seeley’s appointment to the 15-member board June 24, following her nomination by Gov. Kate Brown. Seeley will replace Connie Ballmer, who is stepping down on June 30, as an at-large member of the board.

Seeley, an Oregon native, currently works as chief of staff and chief administrative officer for Oregon Health & Science University. She graduated from UO with a degree in political science in 1992.

“I’m a first-generation college student and my education at the UO changed my life,” Seeley said following her nomination. “I will do what I can to ensure that students have the same opportunities that I had.”

Seeley has worked as a key administrator and external affairs strategist at OHSU since 2010. Prior to that she spent 13 years as top staff member at the Oregon Legislature, assisting in the administration of all aspects of the legislative branch of government. 

Seeley has served on the board of several community organizations, including the Portland Business Association, the Oregon Business & Industry Association, and the University of Oregon Alumni Association. Her stepdaughter finished her junior year at the UO this spring.

“I consider myself a public servant and the work the university does is in service to its students and faculty and to the state of Oregon as a whole,” Seeley said.