UO board seeks tight timeline for president search

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon hopes to find its next president by June, a tough timeline for the school searching a crowded marketplace.

First, a search committee has to be convened, an executive search firm chosen and a list of candidates compiled.

The school faces additional challenges, the Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/wkk8pi ).

There is uncertainty over whether the university will get its own governing board or remain under the control of the Oregon University System board.

That issue helped lead to the firing of former president Richard Lariviere, who sought independence from the university system.

Board of Higher Education member Allyn Ford says a faster search is needed so the chosen candidate can transition out of a current job and move into the new one before fall classes start.