Director Search

The search committee is charged to work with the executive recruitment firm Isaacson Miller to develop a diverse pool of candidates from an international field of scientific experts who have the experience, skill set and vision to lead the Knight Campus. The president appoints the committee members and is the hiring authority for the director position.

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position information


Search Committee

Patrick Phillips, Chair
Acting Executive Director, Professor of Biology

Andrew Marcus
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Bill Cresko
Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biology

Brad Shelton
Senior Vice Provost of Budget and Strategy, Professor of Math

Brian Druker
Director, Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU; JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research

David Conover
Vice President for Research and Innovation, Professor of Biology

Jim Hutchison
Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Chemistry

Karen Guillemin
Professor of Biology

Leslie Leve
College of Education Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Family and Human Services


Director Search Milestones

Search Committee Constituted

January 2017

Consultative Process

January 2017–March 2017

Active Recruitment Process

March 2017–October 2017

Finalist Named

October 2017–November 2017

Director Onboarding

January 2018–September 2018