University secretary transition

May 28, 2024

President Scholz sent the following message to faculty and staff:

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to announce that Tim Inman, vice president for government and community relations and university secretary will be leaving the University of Oregon to take a role with the Ford Family Foundation as their new chief policy and public affairs officer. Tim has been an integral part of the university’s leadership team, bringing creativity, political and strategic acumen, and wise counsel to the positions he has held at the university. Tim joined the UO as the chief of staff to the provost in 2019. In 2021, he was appointed as university secretary to the UO Board of Trustees and advisor to the president. Tim also assumed responsibility for government and community relations in 2023.

The university has launched a search for a new university secretary and advisor to the president. Jamie Moffitt, senior vice president for finance and administration /chief financial officer, will chair the search committee.

We invite members of the UO community to share this opportunity with their networks and, if interested and qualified, to consider applying. Application review begins on June 4. The university secretary is responsible for board meeting preparation, records retention, relationship building, and strategic planning, and is the custodian of university policies enacted by the board or the president of the university. The secretary also serves as an advisor to the president and key administrative staff member, managing projects and initiatives, providing strategic counsel, and representing the president as directed.

Tim’s last day with the university will be July 31, 2024, which should afford time to select his successor and ensure a smooth transition.

Please join me in expressing my sincere thanks to Tim for his dedication to hard work in support of our board of trustees, government affairs function, and the president’s office. We wish him the best in his new role.


Karl Scholz