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Interim Provost caves on illegal Honor’s College Dean search

After initially arguing that the search policy that the Senate developed and Pres Schill adopted as UO Policy was “just advisory”, Woodruff-Borden has, after the expenditure of much effort and time by the Senate leadership, United Academics (who filed a grievance) and many others, finally been brought to her senses and has accepted that there will have to be a do-over.

Oh wait, not a do-over. I forgot that our Johnson Hall leaders don’t make mistakes. Instead the search has only been “paused”:

From:[email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of CHC Deans Office <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 9:22:40 AM
To:[email protected] <[email protected]>
Subject: chcfacstaff CHC Dean Search Update

Sent on behalf of Janet Woodruff-Borden, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President

Dear Honors College colleagues:  

First, thanks to those of you who engaged with the candidates brought forward for the deanship of the Clark Honors College, and for providing input about your experience with each during the process. 

 Upon considering feedback and concerns related to the search process and the limited pool of candidates, we have decided to pause on the search until the 2023-24 academic year. This will allow the opportunity to broaden the search committee and to launch a national search that will bring a larger pool of applicants, which may include both internal and external candidates. 

Again, thank you for your engagement in this process. We will follow back up with the honors college community in the fall. 



Janet Woodruff-Borden, PhD 

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President

[email protected] 

202 Johnson Hall

1258 University of Oregon | Eugene, OR 97403 



  1. vhils 05/23/2023

    this almost makes me want to join the union.

  2. Former CHC 05/24/2023

    To make Richard Taylor collateral damage is disgusting in this farce of university leadership. This whole thing is dirty, dirty, dirty. If the University would have done the correct and right thing with the Title IX case, which was never going to happen, this debacle could have been avoided.

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