The Executive and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon voted Wednesday to expand faculty representation to the Presidential Search Advisory Group.
After consultation with faculty leaders, the committee unanimously approved the expansion of the 12 person group to 14, “for the purpose of adding additional UO faculty representation to the group.” The committee also authorized the board chair to appoint the two additional members.
Input on potential participants has been sought from leaders of University Senate and United Academics, the faculty collective bargaining unit.
The advisory group’s membership is expected to be finalized next week and will be comprised of members from key UO stakeholders, ensuring broad representation in the presidential search process. The advisory group will aid the Presidential Search Committee throughout the process of recruiting candidates to be the UO’s next president.
The EAC is charged with considering matters pertaining to general management of the board, as well as matters pertaining to audits, compliance and risk management. It is authorized to act on behalf of the full board when necessary and appropriate.
―By Tobin J. Klinger, Senior Director of Public Affairs Communications