Campus community invited to meet provost finalists

February 7, 2024

Sent from the Office of the President on behalf of Leslie Leve, the chair of the provost search committee:

University of Oregon community members,

The University of Oregon’s search for its next permanent provost and senior vice president will soon move into the finalist stage, and I invite you to meet the finalists in February. I am pleased that we received applications from a robust, well-qualified pool of candidates for this very important position. We anticipate inviting up to four finalists to the Eugene campus for two-day visits.  

Faculty, staff and students will be able to meet each finalist during a 45-minute open session, held both in person and on Zoom. The open sessions are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.; and Monday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. The fourth session is now scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 3 to 3:45 p.m. (*note change from previously announced date)

The location and a Zoom link will be accessible through the Office of the President's provost search webpage once finalized. No RSVP is required. A member of the search committee will facilitate each session. 

Each candidate’s curriculum vitae will be posted three calendar days before their visit to a secure folder on the Office of the President’s provost search webpage that will require logging in via Shibboleth. We ask that you not disclose candidate names or information with anyone outside of campus in order to protect and respect our candidates’ privacy throughout the search.

If you attend a session, please remember that questions should be centered on the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the role. Questions about a candidate’s race, ethnicity, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and disabilities might be construed as discriminatory and should not be asked during the interview, whether formally or informally as part of any follow-up discussion.

Please also remember, the candidate visits are a recruiting opportunity and a chance for the finalists to learn about our university as much as they are an interview of the candidates.

A link to a feedback survey will be posted on the first day of each candidate's visit. All surveys will close on Monday, March 4. More information about the search can be found on the Office of the President’s provost search webpage.  

We appreciate your help in recruiting our next leader.  


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