University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

President's Leadership Cabinet

The University of Portland President’s Leadership Cabinet is comprised of select senior administrators and others. Collectively, the President’s Leadership Cabinet represents all aspects of the University community. The Cabinet meets regularly to advise and counsel the President on strategic and operational matters and to collaborate on key projects and initiatives. Membership on the Cabinet is at the President’s discretion.

Andrea M. Barton, J.D.
Vice President & General Counsel
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2005; J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2009.

Eduardo R. Contreras

Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1998; M.A., ibid, 2001; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2009; Ed.D., ibid, 2015.

Rev. John J. Donato, C.S.C., Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986; M.Div., ibid, 1990; M.Sc.A, ibid 1997; Ed.D., Seattle University, 2005.

Evan T. Leadem, J.D.

Special Assistant to the President and Board Secretariat

B.A., Wake Forest University, 2011; J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2015.

Michael E. Lewellen, B.S.

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

B.S., Arkansas State University, 1983.

Scott R. Leykam, B.A.

Vice President for Athletics

B.A., Saint Mary’s College, 1995.

Herbert A. Medina, Ph.D.


B.Sc., University of California at Los Angeles, 1985; M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1987; Ph.D., ibid, 1992.

Elise M. Moentmann, Ph.D.

Associate Provost

B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1985; M.A., ibid, 1988; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1998.

James B. Ravelli, E.M.P.A.

Vice President for University Operations
B.S., Arizona State University, 1982; E.M.P.A., University of Washington, 2014.

Matthew J. Rygg, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Development

B.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 2000; M.Ed., Oregon State University, 2002; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2014.

J. Bryce Strang, B.A.

Vice President for University Relations

B.A., University of Oregon, 1974.