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Search for Real Provost begins

Step One will be for Parker Executive Search to fire up ChatGPT and create a position description and Vision Statement. Just kidding, that’ll be step two. Step one will be for them to host a listening session for faculty to unload about the current interim provost:

Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

As we prepare to launch the search for our permanent provost and senior vice president, members of the provost search committee want to hear from you on the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next permanent provost. 

As the chief academic officer, the provost is an important position at the University of Oregon. My fellow search committee members and I would like to gather feedback from the university community as we begin the recruitment process and create the position description. 

We invite all members of the faculty and staff to attend a listening session from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., on Wednesday, November 1. The session will be held via Zoom to facilitate broad participation from across our campuses. Search firm Parker Executive Search is assisting with the search and will hold the listening session. Additional listening sessions will be held with deans and vice provosts, and the members of the Office of the Provost. 

Individuals who cannot attend a session or who wish to provide written input to the search firm and search committee may do so by submitting this survey form.

In the coming days and weeks, the committee will share additional information with campus, including the position description, when complete. We encourage you to share your nominations and ideas with us. Please nominate those whom you believe would be strong candidates, whether or not you believe they are open to considering a new opportunity by using this nomination form.

More information about the search can be found on the Office of the President’s provost search webpage

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and will provide updates throughout the search process. 


Leslie Leve 
Provost Search Committee Chair 
Lorry Lokey Chair and Professor, College of Education

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