Tim Gleason is the dean of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication, a position he has held for the past 16 years. During his tenure, Gleason has embraced the upending of the news industry with the print-to-digital transformation, and the SOJC's gleaming new Allen Hall building is but one symbol of his legacy at the school's journalism program. "Deans create space where talented students and faculty do great work." Gleason remarked. "I truly believe that two students sitting in a corner of Allen Hall are going to discover the future of journalism."