Interim Provost Bean still in charge of hiring

6/6/2013: Mia Tuan? I suppose Charles Martinez came in second. Fair enough. UO is now searching for a provost and deans for CAS, the Honor’s College, and the Journalism School. Plenty of faculty and alumni anger about Michael Moffitt in Law and Kees de Kluwyer in the B-School. That leaves music and AAA?

James Bean

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Mia Tuan has accepted my offer to become Interim Dean of the College of Education.

Her appointment will last from Sept. 1, 2013 until a permanent replacement arrives.  She will begin as the Dean Designate this summer to work with current COE Dean Mike Bullis to allow for a smooth transition in the fall. The permanent dean search will be a full national and international search. Internal candidates are welcome to apply for the position.

I want to thank the campus community for the valuable input I received that helped me during this interim selection process. It was very clear that, during her relatively short time in the College of Education, Mia has garnered a great deal of support from her colleagues. I received many positive comments supporting her appointment.

Mia has been at the University of Oregon since 1996, serving in a variety of capacities. (Mia’s CV) Her experience as Director of CoDaC and Associate Dean in the Graduate School give her a valuable perspective on the COE and its role within the University.
Mia and I have talked about the importance of continuing the momentum of the College’s academic, research and diversity initiatives during this interregnum. Under the leadership of Dean Bullis, the College has made significant progress in all of these areas, which has garnered national attention and praise and has consistently landed COE in the top rankings for education schools. I have great confidence that Mia will continue this progress. She will have support from many talented colleagues in the COE and the Provost’s Office, as well as the support of her former dean.

Please join me in thanking Professor Tuan for accepting this challenge and for the great service she will provide to the College and University.


James Bean
Senior Vice President and Provost,
University of Oregon
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4 Responses to Interim Provost Bean still in charge of hiring

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tuan? Really? After the Ed school’s rebound from the abyss…. Tuan?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Frances Bronet is looking for a new job. Last spring she was a finalist for the Provost at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Bronet’s visit to Rhode Island School of Design:

    Must not have gotten the job. Too bad…her main accomplishments here have been pissing away who knows how much on the Portland Program and costing UO $500,000 in the Jean Stockard affair. After endless years of wasted discussion about a phantom new building for which she has no prospect of raising the money, it’s time for her to move on.