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Search for new UO provost makes headway

“Choosing a provost is among the most important decisions a president will make for a university,” University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in an open letter after the current provost, Scott Coltrane, announced retirement in June. The Provost Search Committee is tasked with helping Schill in that decision. The …

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President names new provost search committee

University of Oregon President Michael Schill named 17 UO constituents to a provost search committee on Aug. 19, effectively launching the search for the new Senior Vice President and chief academic officer. The committee’s formation follows a June announcement that current provost Scott Coltrane plans to retire next summer, after …

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Clusters of Excellence initiative criticized by instructors

In order to raise the University of Oregon’s profile among other research universities, provost Scott Coltrane announced last month 34 new tenure track positions, mainly in the sciences. While these projects are undoubtedly rewarding and beneficial for UO’s image, some are questioning whether this is the best use of the expected cost of …

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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 …

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Scott Coltrane announced as first candidate for UO provost

According to an email sent by University president Michael Gottfredson to the campus community early Tuesday afternoon, Scott Coltrane is the first candidate to be recognized in the search for a replacement provost. Coltrane has served as interim provost since July 2013 when former provost Jim Bean stepped down from …

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UO on the hunt for a new provost

The University of Oregon Selection Advisory Committee — on the hunt for a replacement provost of outgoing Jim Bean — met for the first time on Monday evening to lay the groundwork for the rest of the search. “We are just starting the search process,” said Alec Murphy, committee chair …

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Following Provost Jim Bean’s resignation, UO faculty hopes for voice in replacement search

The past year was a roller coaster of triumphs and tribulations for the University of Oregon and the announcement of Provost James Bean’s resignation brings the state’s flagship institution to yet another crossroads.

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Provost Jim Bean announces resignation to take faculty position

A letter from President Michael Gottfredson to University faculty announced that Provost Jim Bean will be resigning from his position as senior academic administrator.

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Oregon University System fights state legislature to prevent budget cuts

The Oregon University System is currently lobbying the state legislature to not make any more budget cuts this session past the 3.5 percent already set aside by the state, but growing disinvestment in higher education may lead to more cuts.

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University calls upon longtime administrator Lorraine Davis to fill interim provost position

With over 40 years of service to the University, long-time University faculty member and administrator Lorraine Davis is once again being asked to devote her time and effort to the school she holds dear. After several high-level administration positions and two decades of teaching, Davis has been asked to return to Johnson Hall as senior vice president and provost.

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