12/16/2011: Today Senate President Kyr sent out a call asking for nominations for the Presidential Search Committee. Responses are needed by Sunday. My understanding is that this committee will be formally appointed by Pernsteiner, but that Kyr will make the nominations with input from Johnson Hall. There will be 5 faculty, an OA, a staff representative, and a Dean, more or less.
Please use the comments section to suggest people (UO Matters is not interested) and explain why they would or would not be suitable. Self nominations are encouraged, anonymous or not. People want to know who is interested in doing this job, we need potential names or we’ll get the same-old. No personal attacks allowed here – yes, we’re getting soft.
My own opinion is that people who were AWOL during the fight with the board should not be on the committee. I also think we need serious scholars, to represent the university to potential candidates.
Don’t forget the other categories: Students, alumni, community leader, maybe somebody from the foundation board.