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Executive Dean

Dr. Robert Vieira

Executive Dean:

Dr. Vieira is honored to be sailing on his seventh world voyage with Semester at Sea, having sailed as Executive Dean in Fall 1997, Spring 2001, Fall 2006, Spring 2012, and Spring 2015, and as Dean of Students in Fall 1984. 

Bob has had an accomplished career in higher education in Oregon, which has included serving as Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs, and Interim Provost, at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and as Vice Provost and Associate Vice President at Portland State University. In 2013, he was awarded the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). Most recently, he was named Vice Provost Emeritus at Oregon Health and Sciences University.

After 6 voyages together and 4 with their three children, John, Annie, and Henry, Bob is excited to be sailing again with his wife Abby. Together they have been passionate supporters of the Semester at Sea program for over 30 years.