Daily Emerald reports students like Heroy as new Interim TIXC

2/1/2016: Scott Greenstone has the report in the ODE, here:

“I was really impressed,” Lusby said after Heroy’s appointment last week. Lusby has organized many protests against the administration in the past. “It is a really strong start to getting students involved in taking a role in administration.”

The university is already battling sexual assault on several fronts: Oregon Hall has a crisis and support staff to talk to survivors, UOPD has a detective sergeant who specializes in sexual violence and associate athletic director Lisa Peterson oversees gender equity within Oregon athletics. Heroy will be the person who connects them.

“[I have] the ability to take that 10,000-foot view, rather than being in the weeds all the time, doing the work on the ground,” Heroy said.

1/26/2016: UO hires Penny Daugherty staffer and consultant as interim AVP/TIXC without consulting faculty

This is the position that was created after pressure from Jennifer Freyd and Carol Stabile and the UO Senate, in reaction to the Altman basketball rape allegations and years of problems with UO’s AAEO Director Penny Daugherty. The first botched search was to fill a job titled “Assistant VP for Sexual Assault”. Strangely enough this did not attract as many applicants as JH had expected.

When Pres Schill arrived he renamed the position and the reporting, and rebooted the search, but it was months until three candidates were brought to campus. None were hired. Last month they brought in another. I went to some of the meetings, there were at least 2 very good prospects, but no hire. As the official Around the O post explains, lots of universities are hiring, and it is is very hard to get a qualified person.

So now Darci Heroy has now been given the job as interim. I wish I could say I’m optimistic about Ms Heroy’s chances of making a go at this, even temporarily, but in contrast to the permanent candidates the administration did not consult with the Senate and all I know about her is from what I’ve seen on her consulting website, her history with Daugherty from linkedin, and her report on the sexual assault reforms. None of it is promising.

AVP for Sexual Violence Prevention and Title IX candidates

Apparently none of the first 3 finalists worked out – long delay between job posting and interviews – so candidate #4 will be on campus Monday and Tuesday. I’m not sure if the problematic dual reporting issue has been resolved. Holmes and Moffitt are on the schedule, but not Resnick? Catherine Carroll has extensive experience, resume here:

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Monday, January 4

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Search Committee Interview
Living Learning Center 116
2:30 – 3:30 pm Interview with Dean of Students Office Staff
Health Center Library
4:00 – 5:00 pm Public Presentation – Getting It Right: Overcoming Obstacles and Forging a Campus-wide Response to Sexual Assault
EMU Ballroom; open to faculty, staff and students
5:00 – 5:30 pm Interview with Jamie Moffitt
103 Johnson Hall
5:30 pm Dinner

Tuesday, January 5

Noon – 1:00 pm Faculty and Senate Colleagues (University Senate, committee on sex and gender based violence)
Living Learning Center 116
2:00 – 3:00 pm Campus Colleagues Q&A (AAEO, UOPD, athletics, general counsel staff)
Living Learning Center 116
3:00 – 4:00 pm Student Groups Q&A
Health Center Library
4:15 – 5:00 pm Interview with President Schill, Greg Stripp
110 Johnson Hall
5:00 – 6:00 pm Interview with Robin Holmes
220 Johnson Hall

11/3/2015: Here’s hoping this hire will replace AAEO Director Penny Daugherty ASAP. I’ll post candidate materials as they become available. The President’s website link for this restarted search is here, job description here.

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