MBA, University of Oregon, 1999
BA, Journalism, University of Oregon, 1990
Outstanding Officer of Administration - 2006
Paul Swangard is the Woodard Family Foundation Sports Business Fellow and the Managing Director of the James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. Since 2001 Swangard has led the day-to-day operations of the internationally recognized center, teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate level and serves as one of the center's primary industry analysts on sports business issues. His comments on the industry have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today along with appearances on ABC's Nightline, ESPN's Outside the Lines, CNBC's Power Lunch and NBC's Olympic Games coverage. In addition to numerous consulting projects with leading sports firms including EA Sports and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Swangard in frequent guest speaker and lecturer and has taught courses in both Europe and Asia.
Prior to the Warsaw Center, Swangard was an award-winning sports journalist and freelance broadcaster. He is also considered one of the nation's top track and field public address announcers having called dozens of major meets including the USA Track and Field Indoor and Outdoor Championships, the Millrose games, Prefontaine Classic, adidas Grand Prix and the USA Olympic Track and Field trials. A Eugene native, Swangard received his bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1990 and his MBA with a concentration in Sports Business from the U of O in 1999. Paul and his wife Annette have two daughters Annabel and Ella.