Former UO Diversity head Greg Vincent loses Pres job for plagiarism

The Chronicle has the news here:

… In March, The Chronicle first reported that Vincent’s dissertation appeared to copy at least one passage from another work without citation. Vincent earned a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. An anonymous email that was sent to The Chronicle and other outlets alleged multiple instances of plagiarism.

After the allegations, the board chair stated that the trustees would investigate the issue. On Friday, Vincent resigned as president, just nine months after taking office.

“After a great deal of thought and consideration, in the best interests of my family and myself, and for the love of Hobart and William Smith, I have decided to tender my resignation in order to explore new opportunities,” Vincent wrote in the statement. …

Vincent was hired at UO by Dave Frohnmayer in 2005 to create UO’s Diversity Plan, which was required by the settlement of Joe Wade’s racial discrimination lawsuit against Frohnmayer and Provost John Moseley.

Frohnmayer never told Vincent (or the faculty) about the lawsuit and the requirements of the settlement – they heard about it from me. Vincent left shortly after for UT-Austin, replaced by the over-committed Charles Martinez and then by Yvette Alex-Assensoh.

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2 Responses to Former UO Diversity head Greg Vincent loses Pres job for plagiarism

  1. oldtimer says:

    Very sad. I hope that from this point forward Vincent and will have the opportunity to be judged as most of us would like to be judged, not solely by the worst thing we ever did.

  2. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Yes, isn’t he the guy, came up with that wretched diversity plan that dozens of faculty successfully campaigned against (in the form advanced by Vincent). Frohnmayer was caught totally off guard, it seemed like he hadn’t even read the plan, then produced a brick when he realized what was in it.

    It was a temporary victory for the faculty, most of the elements of the plan have since been adopted by UO (and countless other universities), at great expense in money and pointless work imposed on everyone, under the onslaught of doctors of education who are taking much control over higher education.

    And here in Oregon there apparently is even “cultural competency training” coming soon to all the public campuses, mandated by the Oregon Legislature! (Of course, I suspect that the Legislature was put up to it by the administrators of the Oregon higher education system).

    All to what end?

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