We’ll miss her – one of the few bright lights in the UO administration. A hint to her new colleagues: Bronet ends with a hard t.
From: “President’s Office” <email@example.com> Subject: Acting Provost Bronet leaving the UO
Date: May 5, 2015 at 9:03:18 AM PDT
It is always bittersweet when a respected colleague accepts a new opportunity, and today we have exactly that, as France Bronet, acting provost and senior vice president, accepts the role of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Frances has been a great friend to me since I joined the university in 2008. Her counsel has been invaluable, particularly during my time as interim president.
Since accepting the deanship in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts in 2005, Frances has earned the respect of the entire campus community. A tireless advocate for faculty, she has done a fantastic job as provost, leading the charge on our strategic planning efforts, while meeting the day-to-day challenges of the university with passion and professionalism.
The timing of this change will coincide with the arrival of our incoming president, Michael Schill, and my return to the role of provost. I fully anticipate a smooth transition.
Brook Muller, acting dean in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, will remain in his role until a national search is conducted.
The loss that Frances’ departure represents to the University of Oregon cannot be overstated. Her contributions have been many and we will feel her lasting impact for years to come.
Please join me in congratulating Frances Bronet on her new role. We thank her for her dedication and her friendship.
Sincerely, Scott Coltrane
What sort of search did IIT run? One dominated by their faculty: