The University of Portland Board of Regents, which is responsible for the governance of the University and the management of assets, elected three new members.
Fr. William Lies, C.S.C. is the director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches political science. Lies is a member of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for international Peace Studies. Lies's twin brother, Fr. Jim Lies, C.S.C., works at UP as the executive director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture.
Darlene Shiley, wife of the recently-deceased UP alumnus and benefactor Donald Shiley, is the president of the Shiley Foundation and a renowned philanthropist of the arts, medical research and education. Shiley Foundation has supported multiples institutions, including the Shiley Eye Center and the University of San Diego. The Shileys donated $12 million to UP for the expansion and renovation of the Engineering Hall, now the Donald P. Shiley Hall. She is a resident of San Diego, where she serves as chair of the board of trustees at the University of San Diego, as well as other boards.
Kevin Cooper is the senior vice president at CLR/CRA Inc., which is a real estate firm based out of Los Angeles. Cooper is an active member of nonprofit organizations and helps raise money for the Child Center at Providence Hospital in Portland. As a UP graduate of the 1989 class, he was recently recognized as one ofthe Pamplin School of Business Significant 75 Alumni at the school's 75th anniversary celebration in 2009.