12/14/2010: From the official announcement:
The University of Oregon is firmly committed to diversity and seeks to further this goal among our faculty, staff and student body. To lead us in these efforts, we are searching for a new Vice President of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to replace Charles Martinez, who will step down this summer.
I have asked Scott Coltrane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to chair the search committee. Robin Holmes, Vice President for Student Affairs, will work with Scott to assemble a search committee to conduct a national search for the best person to lead our diversity efforts in the coming years.
We will hold a series of listening sessions during January and February to receive the advice and counsel of various constituencies about how best to enhance our ongoing diversity efforts. A top search firm will assist us in identifying candidates and engaging the campus and larger community. We look forward to a successful national search for this important senior leadership position.
Richard W. Lariviere
After Martinez, whoever takes the job can be sure they will look pretty good!