Oregon State’s Board has just one job – and they’ll contract it out again.

Meerah Powell has the story on OPB here:

OSU Board Secretary Debbie Colbert laid out for the trustees the proposed timeline for the upcoming presidential search process, to see “if we’re headed in the right direction.”

The board is hoping to manage a process and presidential hire that can build trust after scandal and distrust forced out the previous president of Oregon’s largest university.

… The process for Alexander’s permanent replacement is slated to start later this month when Board Chair Rani Borkar will put together a committee to help recommend the search firm that will find presidential candidates. 

There are so many bad search firms – I wonder which one they’ll hire this time.

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4 Responses to Oregon State’s Board has just one job – and they’ll contract it out again.

  1. Cheyney Ryan says:

    OSU adm (head of research) resigns after being arrested for child molesting. Apparently when he was hired search did not turn up decades-old outstanding warrants for his arrest.


    • Unexcellent says:

      According to the propaganda I received just last week from the search-committee-bast-practices folks, it is not OK to Google a candidate. Which is how you might discover a serial sexual harasser, for example, since institutions have a habit of just letting them resign without any formal sanctions in most cases. If you put on blinders and only looked at official application materials, all you would see is glowing recommendations from their chums.

    • Fishwrapper says:

      Only VP of research in a specific center – not the “head of research” — that person is Dr. Irem Turner.

  2. Fishwrapper says:

    UOMatter typed, “There are so many bad search firms…” Are there, in fact, any good ones? (asking for a friend.)

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