that would be the Portland State provost. Search info here. Four finalists brought to campus, the job went to Sona Karentz Andrews, a VC at OUS and former Provost at Boise State.
Meanwhile all indications are that Pres Berdahl is going to bring back Jim Bean as UO provost this summer. Presumably the holdup involves him completing his sabbatical research visiting schedule, or maybe a malfunctioning feeder on his document scanner.
Bean was appointed interim provost by Frohnmayer back in 2008, then made permanent by Lariviere. Never any search or public process or even any public discussion or talk about his priorities, accomplishments, goals for UO, etc. From what I can tell Bean has never even had a performance review. He did get a nice raise last year though – and the infamous beamer payments – after his fellow administrators did this cursory salary comparison for him. I wonder if any of these comparator provosts also were hired without a search and have never had a review?