Just kidding, his first act will be to give a huge raise to the football coach. James Crepea has the story in the Oregonian, here:
Lanning signed a six-year, $29.1 million in December 2022. He earned $4.6 million in salary last season, plus $100,000 for winning nine regular season games and $100,000 for appearing in the Holiday Bowl. His existing contract called for his salary to increase to $4.7 million this year and increase by $100,000 in each subsequent year.
Our Trustees are hiding the terms of the new deal, but they’ll be posted here, maybe even before the meeting on July 27.
Comparisons of UO faculty salaries to our AAU comparators are here. Full Professors are now down to 80% of the AAU public university average. Full Econ salaries are 71% – not that I’m an economist.
Thanks to an administrator at Oregon’s flagship university for alerting me to this meeting. I’m on the Board’s meeting notification listserv, but must have missed the announcement.