Parent and Family Programs is your home at the University of Oregon. The program was created in 2005, along with the Parent and Family Association to offer support and partnership to our extended Duck family. We work to keep UO parents and families engaged through communications, membership, networking, events, and philanthropy. We believe that you, too, can have a Duck experience while supporting your student through their time here at the UO. You are a key part of the student experience and we value your partnership with us for the advancement your student's education. We sincerely appreciate your involvement and are here for you.
Director of Parent and Family Programs
Erika Swanson serves as the director of Parent and Family Programs and has worked at the University of Oregon since 2013. She advocates for the needs of parents, coordinates communications that assist families in navigating the university, and facilitates events to engage our parents and families. As a parent herself, she recognizes the immense honor it is to have your student attend the University of Oregon and she is grateful for the opportunity to serve your family during this transformational journey. She has earned a BS in business marketing (2006) and a M.Ed. in adult and higher education (2012), both from Montana State University.
Associate Director of Development for Student Life
Will Williams is the senior associate director of development for the Division of Student Life. He joined the Division of Student Life three years ago. Prior to working in the Division of Student Life he worked as the associate director of development in the School of Journalism and Communication. Will has over thirteen years of experience working in higher education and holds an MA from Auburn University in higher education administration. Will personally visits with alumni, donors, and parents who would like to have a deeper connection with the University of Oregon and the Division of Student Life. Will mainly travels throughout the West Coast, Texas, and Colorado.