VP Kimberly Espy finalist for UGA Provost

10/14/13: UGA announcement here. Her job talk is Nov 4. They are running an open search with 4 finalists coming in – an impressive looking group. I wonder how many finalists UO’s Provost search committee will bring to campus?While this blog typically accentuates the negative when it comes to UO administrators, it’s important to remember that VP Espy has an excellent academic record and significant administrative experience at progressively higher levels. She got off to a rocky start at UO, coming into a difficult situation where the previous VP had over-promised to PI’s and departments, and where a new budget model had inexplicably failed to budget for science start up packages. These difficulties were aggravated when the Governor decided to fire the president who had hired her, and the interim president turned out to be a carpet-bagger. A fresh start would be good for all concerned.

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