Kitzhaber to hire boss for Pernsteiner

12/3/2011: That’s the gist of this Oregonian story. Because our Governor passionately believes in the importance of more administrative bloat for Oregon education. $280K a year, same as Pernsteiner. But will he get more perks than the Croissant Chancellor: staff, 2 houses, maid, landscaping, retirement add-on to PERS, extra expense money, …

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5 Responses to Kitzhaber to hire boss for Pernsteiner

  1. Anonymous says:

    This plum is the ultimate hack payoff in this debacle.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I think they should appoint RL, who would then be Pernsteiner’s boss!

  3. Anonymous says:

    no need to raise anything too personal on some of the new names. just 2 points: first, the bar clearly should be Berdahl until senate exec has chance to discuss with him and he rejects a good faith offer;second, no more tinkers to evers to chance appointments of folks closely connected to those currently or recently appointed in Johnson hall

  4. Anonymous says:

    In reading the proposal for discussion at the November 17 Governance and Policy Committee meeting, it looks as though very little will likely change under SB 242, EXCEPT that the governor would get to appoint Institutional Board members. Does he need more power? Really? What does a proposal like this do to a university that, say, has a senate?

    Find the document here:

    So, if I’m reading this all correctly, higher education “reform” in Oregon includes:

    1. Formalizing an education “czar” (which we sorta had before);
    2. Adding an Investment Board and clumping vastly different educational systems under one governor appointed/legislature approved group;
    3. NOT changing OUS or the OSBHE; and
    4. Adding institutional boards that the governor will appoint but do essentially what OUS institutions have been doing for years already.

    That’s two new FULL layers of bureaucracy to education in Oregon. At what cost?

    Sounds great.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree that this new plan solves no problems but add more problems to what we already have. It’s already a stew putting all different type of Oregon universities together in one pot. It’s going to making things worse to add k-12 to make a super stew, no?

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