Monday, February 3, 2020

Listen to the Regents President Search Committee at Merced: Jan. 31, 2020

On January 31st, the traveling Regental president search committee met at UC-Merced. In many respects, what occurred at the Merced meeting of the Regental Public Engagement and Development Committee repeated at the search forum. Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom (also VP and CFO of UC) opened the session with a pitch about UC-Merced. His remarks focused on the need for UCOP and the rest of UC to assist Merced's development. Other topics that came up were staff development, diversity, social mobility, open access publication, research opportunities, affordability, DACA, and need for a new Master Plan.

One speaker nominated Brostrom as a candidate for the new UC president. Aside from that exception, the Merced forum continued the general pattern of other such sessions in producing a listing of things speakers wanted the new prez to do rather than focusing on what kind of leader the new prez should be. There is a difference. A new prez, for example, might well be "concerned" about the various issues listed and yet not be especially good at accomplishing the goals.

You can hear the session at the link below:

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