James R. Bauer

Vice President for Planning & External Affairs

James Richard Bauer is Vice President for planning, facilities and external affairs and joined Willamette University in 1995. He came to Willamette from the University of Idaho where his administrative work spanned 15 years. Bauer’s work at Willamette covers a wide range of responsibilities that support the development and operation of the University. He serves on three nonprofit and community based boards that serve the Salem area. He holds a MBA with highest honors from Willamette University, and a master’s degree in counseling and human services and a Bachelor of Science in interpersonal communication from the University of Idaho.