Matthias Vogel has been appointed Presiding Officer of the Assembly of Chapter Presidents by the AATG Executive Council. Matthias is Language Coordinator for the Department of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He directs the outreach program and the “Deutsch erleben!” German Immersion community at UO. His major areas of interest are second language acquisition, DaF, and multiculturalism in Germany. Matthias currently serves as the president for the Oregon Chaper of the AATG. The Presiding Officer serves as a representative of local AATG chapters on the Executive Council. Matthias' appointment is to fill a vacancy on the Executive Council. He will serve on the Executive Council through December 2015.