Tim Inman, the university secretary and adviser to the president, will spend the next few months in a part-time position serving the state of Oregon, leading the transition team for Gov.-elect Tina Kotek.
Interim President Patrick Phillips informed university leaders about the temporary change in Inman’s responsibilities. Inman will continue to manage the work of the UO Board of Trustees and provide advice on significant university issues part time, splitting his time between the UO and working as the transition director for the governor-elect, a UO alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies in 1990.
“As a public university committed to serving our state and citizens, I am proud that our employees are called to serve in this way,” Phillips said.
During the temporary assignment for the state, a portion of Inman’s work will be assigned to other members of university staff.