Scott Coltrane appointed as Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon

Scott Coltrane will assume the position of Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon, an email from President Michael Gottfredson announced early this afternoon.

Coltrane has served as the Interim Provost since July of this year following the resignation of former Provost Jim Bean. Prior, Coltrane was the dean of the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Three finalists for the Provost position gave presentations and received public feedback on campus over the past few months. In his presentation, Coltrane stressed the importance of retention rates, financial stability and tenured faculty moving forward.

Chemistry professor Andrew Marcus will serve as interim Dean of CAS while an official replacement is sought to assume Coltrane’s former position.

“(Coltrane) has proven himself to be a strong leader and an inspiring colleague,” Gottfredson said in the email. ” I am impressed with the academic-planning and priority-setting efforts he is currently leading on campus, and am excited to work together as we advance our mission of access and excellence at the University of Oregon.”

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