Robert Hardin

Rob Hardin, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for International Recruitment

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for International Recruitment
Phone: +1 541-346-3400
Recruiting territory: International Recruitment

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Alma mater: Marlboro College, BA '96—International Studies: Russian Cultural History; Marlboro College Graduate Center, MS '01—Technology Strategy Management

Favorite thing to do in Eugene: I love riding my bicycle everywhere in Eugene. I was not a biker before I moved here, but I love how easy it is to get around this town on a bike.

Favorite UO fun fact: In Eugene, there are more bike and pedestrian bridges over the Willamette River than there are car bridges.

Favorite place to hang out on campus: I love to eat lunch on one of the benches behind the Pioneer Father surrounded by the beautiful and towering trees.

Tips for college success: Get out of your comfort zone and explore. College is a special time and you will get the most out of the experience by trying new opportunities.

Why I decided to work at the UO: I love the fact that UO is dedicated to having an international campus and being a global university.

Best part of my job: The best part of my job is how often I am in situations where I learn about different cultures. It may happen in my office meeting with an international student or while I am travelling to a distant country, but I am always learning about new and interesting cultural differences.

Favorite Eugene restaurant: It is a difficult choice, but Izakaya Meiji is probably my favorite. Lots of delicious and interesting Pacific NW takes on Japanese street food, and all for a very reasonable price.

If I didn’t work at the UO: I would be the third baseman for the Boston Red Sox.

Best travel memory: When I was returning from South Africa Bishop Desmond Tutu was on our flight and I got my picture taken with him.

Most inaccessible place visited: Alitak, Alaska.