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UO business school to conduct national search for new Associate Dean

12/23/2013: Just kidding. The rumor is that Kees has already decided to give Jim Bean the job, without an open affirmative action compliant public search.

Update: Here’s the email from the LCB Dean announcing the changes. Say what you will about de Kluyver, he sent me a copy of this immediately after I asked him for it. None of the usual public records office delays and fees:

From: Kees de Kluyver <[email protected]>
Date: December 13, 2013 at 9:16:28 HST
To: LCB Faculty <[email protected]>, LCB Staff <[email protected]>, LCB OA’s <[email protected]>, LCB-PHDs <[email protected]>
Cc: Scott Coltrane <[email protected]>, Doug Blandy <[email protected]>
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: LCB Senior Leadership Team

Dear Colleagues:

As you may know, retirement-related considerations (PERS) have prompted Senior Associate Deans Sergio Koreisha and Dave Boush to step down from their administrative posts at the end of this academic year. I am writing to inform you how I intend to address this significant administrative challenge.

Before doing so, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sergio and Dave for their fine work, their unwavering, dedicated support, and their commitment to excellence and teamwork. We owe them a debt of gratitude and wish them all the best as they enter a new stage in their academic career at LCB.

I also note that these kinds of transitions, while difficult, present opportunities to realign functions and responsibilities to deal more effectively with a fast-changing academic landscape – externally as well as inside the UO. As described below, I intend to take advantage of this opportunity.

Specifically, in deciding on a new administrative structure, I was guided by a number of key considerations, including:

1. Our principal mission is academic – teaching and research. We are short of senior faculty and need to “protect” our most research productive faculty from administrative assignments,
2. We are entering a time of new challenges and opportunities – significant faculty recruiting; implementing our strategic plan; AACSB re-accreditation; fundraising and campaign planning; implementing the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA); and a new budget model, to name just a few,
3. We should strive to keep our administrative structure as lean as possible, employing talent – especially tenure-track and tenured academic talent – in the best possible way. Where appropriate, responsibilities traditionally assumed by academic appointees are increasingly handled by professional appointees.
4. Success is critically dependent upon teamwork, experience, and dedication; the administrative structure should reflect these considerations.

After reflecting on these thoughts and consulting with a number of you, I am pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2014, the senior administrative team will be:

· Jim Terborg (.75FTE) – Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. In this role, Jim will coordinate all faculty-related personnel matters from recruiting to evaluating to promoting to scheduling to rewarding individuals.
· Jim Bean (.60FTE) – Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs. In this position Jim will oversee all academic programs – existing and new – as well as LCB’s Centers of Excellence.
· Stephanie Bosnyk (1FTE) – Associate Dean for Administration. Yes, this represents a promotion for Stephanie reflecting her invaluable contributions to LCB and key role as a member of the leadership team.

As part of this transition, Sergio (0.50FTE) will assume responsibilities as head of the Department of Decision Sciences while Dave Boush (0.50FTE) will become the Executive Director of the OEMBA program in Portland following the (second) retirement of Dale Morse. John Hull will continue in his important role as Assistant Dean for Centers of Excellence, report to Jim Bean, and take on additional responsibilities in the area of marketing.

I thank all of these individuals for their past and future contributions and look forward to working with them in the next academic year. Please join me in congratulating them all on their new roles.

Cordially … Kees

Cornelis A. “Kees” de Kluyver, Dean
Rippey Distinguished Professor
Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403
(541) 346-3300



  1. Anonymous 12/22/2013

    Please no. Let is stop already.

  2. Anon 12/22/2013

    Kees holds the keys to Beemer’s Bimmer.

  3. Anonymous 12/23/2013

    UO used to at least announce these as internal searches. Kees and Gott have even stopped doing that?

  4. Carousel Rider 12/23/2013

    Here we go again. No searches announced nor notices of internal reorganization posted just a long process of internal discussions apparently which ended in email being sent last week to entire faculty announcing new administrative organization structure effective July 1.

  5. Hen 12/23/2013

    Quoting Kees announcement to LCB faculty on Friday 13
    Jim Bean (.60FTE) – Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs. In this position Jim will oversee all academic programs – existing and new – as well as LCB’s Centers of Excellence.

  6. Anon 12/23/2013

    There are actually two new associate deans in LCB. Jim Terborg will be the Associate Dean of Faculty. He’s a good choice for that.

    • Carousel Rider 12/24/2013

      Agreed. Terborg will be a breath of fresh air.

  7. Severinus de Monzambano 12/24/2013

    I was worried that LCB didn’t have enough Deans. It’s reassuring to see that our bold leaders have the guts to do something about that.

  8. PDX 12/24/2013

    So Bean will spend the other 0.4FTE hanging out at the White Stag?

  9. Anonymous 12/24/2013

    Finally an admin calls bean out… Not among the most research productive faculty, that’s for sure. Even with that sabbatical under his belt?

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