David Conover hired as VP of research and innovation

A memo from Provost Scott Coltrane announced the newest addition to University of Oregon administration this morning.

David Conover has accepted the position of vice president of research and innovation.

Conover has served as the vice president of research at Stony Brook University for the last year. He concurrently held his position as professor of marine science. With over 25 years of experience in higher education, his “background as a scholar and strong record of successfully attracting and managing funded research made him the clear choice for Oregon,” the memo says.

Under his leadership, Stony Brook thrived despite minimal federal funding — a similar problem to the one UO is facing.

In January, UO President Michael Schill announced that in addition to adding 80-100 tenure-track faculty over the next five years, he would “also need to build the research infrastructure necessary to allow us to produce more knowledge, make more of an impact and rise in national preeminence.”

Conover will arrive on campus August 15.



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