11/30/2011: From Robert Berdahl’s Op-Ed in the RG today:
… The chancellor and board have recklessly ignored the wishes of donors, alumni, faculty and students. They have signaled the academic community throughout the nation that innovative, courageous leadership will neither be sought nor tolerated.If you want to be president of the University of Oregon, be prepared to knuckle under to the chancellor and the board and be wary of the promises of the governor.Robert Berdahl was a professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. He is a former president of the University of Texas at Austin; chancellor emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley; and president emeritus of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
He’s qualified, respected, extraordinarily experienced, and he certainly understands what Chancellor Pernsteiner is looking for. Will he take the job?
Unacceptable interim presidents. Sorry, but we’ve moved on:
Clearly unqualified, but apparently mentioned:
- Jamie Moffitt, Robin Holmes
To replace Chancellor Pernsteiner:
- Frog, Zach, Richard Lariviere, Donald Trump