2/3/2011: We’ve written before on George Pernsteiner’s bizarre path to the top of Oregon’s higher education bureaucracy. Now it appears Kitzhaber has decided to keep him on as chancellor. That’s a bummer.
Again, no search, no alternative candidates, no transparency. Given Pernsteiner’s self-interested opposition to Lariviere’s New-Partnership plan, this is a pretty clear statement that Kitzhaber opposes it as well. Pernsteiner’s hatred of Lariviere and UO is not going to help.
It’s time for Plan B – unless Lariviere can pull something out of that hat, quick.