From an email sent out by Provost Scott Coltrane:
Dear School of Journalism and Communication Faculty and Staff:
After consulting with SOJC Associate Deans and the Dean’s Advisory Committee at a meeting on May 13, I have decided to defer the search for a new SOJC Dean until spring 2015. Contributing factors to this decision include the number of active searches in the SOJC, and several other executive level searches for the university soon to be announced.
I have received consistent feedback that the SOJC is in good hands with Interim Dean Julie Newton. Again, I would like to express my appreciation for her willingness to serve in this role. I will be in touch next winter about forming a committee and launching a search in spring 2015.
Senior Vice President and Provost
“… several other executive level searches for the university soon to be announced”? Here’s hoping that includes a search for a new UO president.
Word is that former Dean Tim Gleason, well known for his work thwarting public access to public records, is helping Interim Dean Newton run things in the meantime.