UO to hire new Coordinator for Senate President

The ad is here, it does not say who is on the search committee. Chris Prosser was doing a great job at 0.9 FTE and a very modest salary, he left to pursue a PhD. As a commenter notes, top salary for the job listed is $38,000. In comparison the UO President has many assistants, the lowest paid apparently gets $72,000.

In the comments someone raises the possibility of increasing the salary for this job and adding “licensed Oregon attorney” to the required qualifications. I think this is a great idea. The Senate and Assembly need legal representation to deal with the increasingly bizarre attacks and power grabs coming from the OUS/administration’s attorney, Randy Geller.

One unprofessional example, from an email Geller sent to the UO Senate President and IAC Chair on 7/30, a few days before Mike Gottfredson took over from Bob Berdahl:

… Your allegations about the University’s rulemaking processes are offensive and false , as are the comments made publicly by members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. I ask that you apologize in writing to President Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and me. I also ask that you censure the members of the IAC who have published offensive and defamatory comments.

Randolph Geller  

General Counsel
University of Oregon

I have published posts questioning Randy Geller’s competence. But his own emails probably make the point better than I can. (This post updated 8/10/2012.)

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10 Responses to UO to hire new Coordinator for Senate President

  1. Anonymous says:

    I did not think Chris was 1.0. You can make more money at Costco with fewer qualifications is one issue. More of those over-paid OAs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CW has it that Chris will study music composition at Univ. Texas. We’ll miss him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This position is important and deserves a search committee of people savvy enough to know that and to recognize the skills needed to do it well

  4. Anonymous says:

    Top salary for this job is $38,000? The UO Pres has many assistants, the lowest paid one I can find gets $72,000.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Let’s double the salary and hire someone with an Oregon law license, to deal with Randy Geller.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a plan I hear it is a buyers market for lawyers

  7. Anonymous says:

    I believe that’s because Chris was a Classified Staff Program Assistant http://former.ous.edu/dept/hr/classification-specs/positions/view/53
    and was at the mid range and he had furlough time a 3.5% cut in pay at .90FTE. Turning the job into an OA position just frees the person from taking furlough days and keeping the 3.5%. SHAMEFUL either way we look at it.