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New Interim Provost candidates

Bean keeps his parking spot for 4 more months, but we should have a new interim by July 1. The obvious candidate is CAS Dean Scott Coltrane. Any other ideas? 3/2/13.


  1. Anonymous 03/03/2013

    I heard that Law School Dean Michael Moffit might be looking for a new job.

    • Anonymous 03/03/2013

      Not qualified. Not even close.

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      WHAT??? How can you say that? Through his visionary leadership he has turned the law school into a “business school case study” and a strong competitor to CAS, all while showing only the faintest predilection toward legal education. Truly, he is come to save us all!

  2. Anonymous 03/03/2013

    Following candidates on the HELL NO list:

    1) Lorraine Davis

    2) Dave Frohnmayer

    3) Cornelis A. “Kees” de Kluyver (just in case hell freezes over)

    If you are listed above, have some DIGNITY and CLASS, and please don’t screw things up further. It’s as simple as saying “no thanks,” even if you did it before and “believe you can do it again.” No, hell no! And to #s 1, and 2, this is not the Walking Dead movie, please just leave the institution and the rest of us alone already…

    • Anonymous 03/03/2013

      two more for the HELL NO list:

      4) Doug Blandy

      5) Tim Gleason

  3. Anonymous 03/03/2013

    Brad Shelton

    • Anonymous 03/03/2013

      Yes, let’s add his name to the HELL NO list.

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013


  4. Anonymous 03/03/2013

    Worth Serious Consideration List, no particular order

    1) Scott Coltrane

    2) Andrew Marcus

    • Anonymous 03/03/2013

      Completely wild option — someone who will listen but not take any s**t and who will move hell and high water to get things done: Deb Morrison

      Another option, but someone who has already done her time and given to the university in more ways than can count — but has respect and a demeanor that would be such a welcome change – Geri Richmond

      How about someone who has shown throught the Union negotiations from what I can tell a steady objective and clear headed side (and this from someone who is anti-union still): Scott Pratt

      Or someone who really understands this whole shared governance thing and has shown he can negotiate this place out of chaos: Robert Kyr

      Finally – some from the sciences who appreciates the arts, but the science side might be a welcome balance to the entire VPR turmoil: Jim Hutchinson

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      One of the few times I have posted on UOM in the last two weeks where I am in complete agreement with the aforementioned names.

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      Thanks Deb

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      Andrew? Really?

  5. Anonymous 03/04/2013

    Geri Richmond is the best suggestion yet in terms of integrity, diligence, and intelligence. Pratt also excellent. Coltrane good, not quite at their level.

    Hutch perfect for VPR.

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      Wow, I never thought I would agree with these suggestions, but i do. That said, it would take an act of God for some of these to occur. Can’t imagine GR stepping down from US Science Board to serve lowly UO as Provost, but stranger things have happened on this campus over the last 3-4 years…..

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      Thanks Geri

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      It’s much better for UO to have GR be at the NSB. Let’s find someone else! It’s just interim.

    • Anonymous 03/04/2013

      Thanks Scott.

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