May 2015 Local Focus

Challenges Face New UO President Schill
By Kurt Willcox, Chief General Council Delegate

The UO Board of Trustees recently announced the hiring of a new president for the university – Michael Schill, who is currently the Dean of the University of Chicago School of Law. He will begin here on July 1.

SEIU Local 085 and many other groups on campus objected to the process the Board used to select the new president, because it was closed and it relegated union representatives and leaders from the University Senate, OA Council, and student government to an advisory role where they never even got to meet any of the candidates. That’s why I was one of two Board members who voted against the process.

As it turns out, though, every group that considered the presidential candidates felt that Michael Schill was clearly the superior candidate. That was true for the Search Advisory Committee that Local 085 President Carla McNelly and other campus leaders were part of, which reviewed the resumes of 10 semi-finalists. It was also the case with the Search Committee of administrators, faculty, Board members, and outside experts. They interviewed those semi-finalists and selected the four finalists….Continued on Page 3 in the attached PDF.

What’s Inside…

  • Page 1 — Challenges Face New UO President Schill
  • Page 1 — Bargaining Update
  • Page 2 — Let’s Invest in Oregon
  • Page 3 — Fightin’ for a Fair Shot! April 15th Rally
  • Page 4 — Events Calendar
  • Page 5 — SEIU Members Lobby Legislators to Provide More Revenue for Higher Education
  • Page 8 — Bringing Power Back to the People
  • Page 10 — UO Stewards
  • Page 10 — Steward Report
  • Page 11 — UO Trustees Want to Meet Classified Staff
  • Page 11 — Are You Taking Your Break?
  • Page 11 — Remembering Linda Todd

Upcoming Events…

May 7th-8th (Thursday-Friday)
Bargaining on OSU: Cascade Campus in Bend
All Day
@ Cascades Hall

May 13th (Wednesday)
Local 085 Membership Meeting
Noon – 1:00 pm
@ EMU Gumwood Room

May 14th (Thursday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Noon – 1:00 pm

May 20th (Wednesday)
Stewards Council Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner @ 5. Meeting starts 5:30.
@ LISB Room 217
Only Union Stewards may attend.

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