UO Provost finally gets a Chief of Staff, Tim Inman

His name is Tim Inman. He comes to us from the Oregon Legislature, where he was chief of staff for Speaker of the House Tina Kotek. He was hired by former provost Jayanth Banavar back in December, but he was busy with the legislative session that led to UO’s 7% tuition increase, and just got to campus this week. Banavar is now out, so Inman will work for our new provost, Patrick Phillips – for as long as he satisfies Chuck Lillis and Angela Wilhelms.

I know nothing about him beyond the buzzwords in this hagiography from our PR flacks at Around the O:

Since 2015, Tim has been the principal advisor to the speaker where he is responsible for translating the values and priorities of the leadership of the House of Representatives into strategic plans that will have an impact on Oregonians statewide.

Tim works to build and maintain strong relationships between all levels of the legislative branch, state agencies, and the wide range of stakeholders who engage in state policy and budget development in order to achieve outcomes. He has experience overseeing many key administrative, fiscal, and policy projects that span the state capitol. He has helped negotiate budgets, policy proposals, and important legislative packages in a complex and fast-paced environment.

During his time in Salem, Tim has earned a reputation for being hard working, thoughtful, and for having the utmost integrity as he navigates through controversial and complex initiatives.

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4 Responses to UO Provost finally gets a Chief of Staff, Tim Inman

  1. It's classified says:

    Johnson Hall: We take the money, so you don’t have to.

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  2. New Year Cat says:

    I am at a loss to understand why the provost needs a “chief of staff”! Can someone explain this?

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    • Richard Bohloff says:

      Yes, you any many other employee groups will be asked to operate at a loss. All those salary savings have to get spent somewhere, right? Thank you for your shared sacrifices to help make new hires like this possible. The University was in desperate need of some more top administrators.

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  3. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Trying to remember, who was Provost John Moseley’s Chief of Staff? Drawing a blank.

    I wonder what this guy’s UO salary will be compared to his Legislative pay?

    Could this be what they mean by administrative bloat?

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