Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus, Receives NASPA Award

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus

Dr. Robert Vieira, Vice Provost Emeritus has been honored with the prestigious Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

The Scott Goodnight award honors deans who have made exemplary contributions to the student affairs profession, as demonstrated through high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students’ varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university affairs. Additionally, recipients must also have earned stature among and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on his or her campus and made significant contributions to the field through publications or professional involvement.

As the 24th recipient of this award – and the first person at Oregon Health & Science University to ever receive this honor – he joins an esteemed group of professionals in the region.

“He was a strong and effective advocate for students and faculty alike during his time at OHSU, and remains a highly respected member of the academic community in Oregon and throughout the region” said David Robinson, Ph.D, Executive Vice Provost. “This award is extremely well deserved.”

Dr. Vieira began his tenure at the University in 2000 as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and took on the role of Vice Provost for Academic & Student Affairs in 2005. He served as Interim Provost for Academic and Student Affairs from 2009 to 2010. Through his 37 years of service to higher education in the state, Dr. Vieira has become an extremely well-respected member of the academic community in Oregon.

Among his many accomplishments at OHSU, Dr. Vieira helped develop foster diversity and inclusion. Upon Dr. Vieira’s recommendation then Provost, Dr. Lesley Hallick, established the Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (CeDMA – now the Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and the creation of a Vice Provost for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs to lead it. Dr. Vieira was also the Co-Chair of the Diversity Advisory Council that was responsible for creating OHSU’s first Diversity Strategic Plan in 2008.

Dr. Vieira retired from Oregon Health & Science University in 2013.

View more about the award.