|As we stand at the threshold of this exciting reform, I see a bold path forward. If you had told me a year ago, when I first arrived at the University of Oregon, that today we would be this far along this path, I’m not sure I would have believed you. But our state has taken remarkable steps this year, choosing this bold path, secure in the knowledge that it clearly benefits Oregon and Oregonians, it clearly advances the mission and quality of each of our universities.||Too little, too late. It’s been more than a year. Gottfredson is clearly in over his head. He should go back to teaching criminology at $360K.
Whoever is currently in charge of UO – is anyone in charge? – should just appoint Scott Coltrane as interim President. Hit restart.
The UO faculty now know way too much about Gottfredson’s refusal to spend money on merit raises or for start-ups for research labs. While he’s got no problem pissing away millions on police, Portland, football, deadwood administrators, pet administrative projects. $1M on Sharon Rudnick? The man has lost control of the university.
I don’t know about your department, but in mine plenty of people are now on the market.
Who would have guessed that George Pernsteiner’s pick for UO President would have turned out so badly?
Stay calm! All is well!
10/10/2013: The latest from our President’s official website: http://president.uoregon.edu/content/access-and-quality-sustaining-higher-education-oregons-public-interest