Susan Anderson to replace Barbara Altmann as co-SVP for Academic Affairs

Around the 0 has the excellent news, here. In a welcome break from past practice, the report by UO spokesperson Julie Brown doesn’t ignore Anderson’s union work, and includes this quote:

“Her experience as an accomplished humanities researcher, department head, engaged member of UO Senate committees and involvement with the first collective bargaining agreement with United Academics will be a wonderful addition to the team,” said Scott Coltrane, interim president.

Anderson will be co-SVP of Academic Affairs with Doug Blandy. Two years ago they were on opposite sides of the faculty union bargaining table. I’m losing track of how many faculty union leaders are now working as administrators. Blandy is even telling new faculty he thinks they should sign a union card.

I don’t know why, but UO paid Altmann $19K less than Blandy:

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2 Responses to Susan Anderson to replace Barbara Altmann as co-SVP for Academic Affairs

  1. Daffy duck says:

    Best competence and common sense to ego ratios of any remaining in JH best wishes.

  2. Pollyanna says:

    It’s heartening to see serious and dedicated faculty step up to the position Altmann is leaving. Anderson is an honest, humane, and careful professor and DH, and she has a lot of credibility with a lot of people on campus, having always been on the lookout for the greatest good for the greatest number. Not flashy, but rock-solid: just what we need.