University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane will retire next year, President Michael Schill announced Wednesday afternoon in an email sent out to the university community.
The update from Around the O offers a review of Coltrane’s achievements in his tenure at the university.
Coltrane joined the university in 2008 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He became senior vice president and provost in 2013. He served as the university’s interim president in 2014 after Michael Gottfredson’s resignation, then returned to his original position in 2015.
A committee led by Geri Richmond, presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry, will conduct a search for Coltrane’s replacement. The university will release more details on the position search in a few weeks.