Provost Jim Bean announces resignation to take faculty position

A letter from President Michael Gottfredson to University faculty announced that Provost Jim Bean will be resigning from his position as senior academic administrator to return as a faculty member in the Lundquist College of Business. @@[email protected]@

Bean served the University for the past four years, but was on sabbatical for the past academic year in which former Vice President Lorraine Davis served as his interim. He returned for the beginning of President Gottfredson’s tenure to help with the transition of the University’s leader in what was a rocky year for the administration with the firing of former President Richard Lariviere. @@[email protected]@

“There are many additional contributions to the UO that Jim has made as provost and I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate those with you in the coming months,” President Gottfredson said in his letter. “I am also personally very grateful for his guidance, counsel and leadership during my first months here.”

The University will hold a national search for Bean’s permanent replacement while Gottfredson and other campus leaders elect an interim to take effect July 1.



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