[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 153 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E966]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                             21ST PRESIDENT


                          HON. EARL BLUMENAUER

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 22, 2022

  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Madam Speaker, it is my honor and pleasure to extend 
my personal congratulations to an exceptional educator and outstanding 
constituent, Dr. Robert D. Kelly as he celebrates inauguration as the 
University of Portland's 21st President, first Black president, and 
first lay president.
  Dr. Robert Kelly has more than 25 years of experience working in 
higher education. A 1994 graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Kelly 
served on the University's Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2017 while 
serving in key leadership roles at institutions including Union 
College, Loyola University Chicago, and Seattle University. He has been 
a champion for students in various roles from athletics to ministry, 
community service to equity and inclusion. Dr. Kelly received his Ph.D. 
in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University 
of Maryland and his master's degree in Higher Education and Student 
Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont.
  Dr. Kelly is assuming this leadership mantel at an instrumental time 
for the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the State of Oregon. We 
are happy to have him and look forward to his leadership.
  On behalf of Oregon's Third Congressional District: Welcome to 
Portland, Dr. Kelly. Go Pilots.