Board of Trustees discuss presidential salary

The Presidential Factors Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20 to discuss the University of Oregon’s next’s presidential salary, contract and annual evaluation.

The committee last met on Dec. 12, 2014; the committee is chaired by Ginevra Ralph and is comprised of Andrew Colas, Allyn Ford, Susan Gary and Ross Kari.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the Ford Alumni Center room 403. This is the first meeting since the Presidential Search Committee released the position description of an ideal candidate for UO’s president.

Parker Executive Search, the search firm hired by the Presidential Search Committee to assist in the presidential search, created the candidate profile.

“In its 18th president, the UO seeks an innovative leader and strategic thinker with the stature, charisma and distinction to lead one of the nation’s major public research universities. He or she will be an individual of creative vision, focused energy and unquestioned integrity, with a passion for educating students and for serving a public mission of teaching, research and service.”

In the meeting announcement, Ralph said that during today’s meeting she would update the committee on the presidential salary research from the last meeting.

“I do not intend for us to spend much time at the meeting reviewing or discussing the current presidential contract,” Ralph said in the announcement. “But I plan to “assign” that as homework with feedback and responses due at a future date. The current contract is one inherited from the days when OUS bore responsibility for the employment of UO’s president. I would like your careful thoughts on the document and whether there are items we should consider adding, deleting or modifying. The contract is attached for your review should you want a head start.”

The committee will also structure and manage the annual review of the president, the Presidential Review and Evaluation Policy.

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