Jim Bean restarts search for a new SOJC dean, Tim Gleason will remain

The School of Journalism and Communication has called off its search for a new dean. Tim Gleason will remain for now as the head of the University of Oregon’s journalism program while a new search begins.

The next search for a dean will be the third since Gleason announced he would step down earlier this year.

“I have concluded that we do not have sufficient consensus to make any of the current candidates successful here at this time,” University Provost Jim Bean wrote in an email.

Thomas Jacobsen from Temple University, Michael Evans from Indiana University were the two finalists in the first round of the search.

Carol Pardun of South Carolina, Kristin Gilger of Arizaona State, David Kurpius from Louisiana State University and Derina Holtzhausen from Oklahoma State University comprised the latest failed round of dean candidates.

The four candidates in the latter round visited the UO campus earlier in the month in two separate groups.

This story is developing and will be updated as the day goes on.


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Eder is the Emerald's director of audience engagement. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, The Statesman Journal and the News-Register in McMinnville. He was also a founding member of the University of Oregon's competitive Pokémon league.