Sources say University of Virginia provost Thomas C. Katsouleas is finalist for UConn president



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god forbid an overpriced administrator have their name revealed to the taxpayers who pay their bloated salaries
the. horror.
Before he has the job? What purpose does that serve? OK, as long as you like wasting tons of money on ineffectual people. Because that's what you're advocating here.
 

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Is he hired already? Because it is shocking that someone's name is out there who has not been already hired. This stuff is supposed to be super secretive for obvious reasons. If word gets out that people talk at your school, you will only attract the worst candidates and biggest losers.
He met with CT governor once or twice. At some point names will get out there.

With this guy it appears everyone knows he is leaving UVA and it is a bit different.

I agree with your broader point that initial screening of names should be confidential.
 

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Before he has the job? What purpose does that serve? OK, as long as you like wasting tons of money on ineffectual people. Because that's what you're advocating here.
yeah god forbid the public should have any insight into the process by which we hire someone who runs one of the states biggest assets

its more important we protect their identity so they dont have to deal with the fact they didnt get hired.

oh no would we not get the good administrators if our process was more transparent. typical threat from those that want to waste our money

youll tell me how great herbst is im sure. when all she did was spend money and pay cronies and leave us off much worse than we started.
 
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yeah god forbid the public should have any insight into the process by which we hire someone who runs one of the states biggest assets

its more important we protect their identity so they dont have to deal with the fact they didnt get hired.

oh no would we not get the good administrators if our process was more transparent. typical threat from those that want to waste our money

youll tell me how great herbst is im sure. when all she did was spend money and pay cronies and leave us off much worse than we started.
No decent candidate would ever apply to UConn again. You'll get the worst candidates imaginable.
 

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No decent candidate would ever apply to UConn again. You'll get the worst candidates imaginable.
yes we heard you. the administrators who enjoy bloated salaries provided by taxpayers refuse any scrutiny at all.

we dont deserve any insight into who is hired we just shovel money into their bottomless pit to enrich their cronies.

we might get worse admins than the ones who dont even know their 6 figure medical professors have been collecting a salary while being dead for a year? wow they must really be bad.

you can stop threatening me with we’ll get bad applicants. the last thing i’d want is applicants you think are good.
 
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There are just dozens of news articles about it, but I guess we'll trust your rumors more because you're an insider.
link some of those dozens...any that are from a real source and not a rehash of internet conjecture...I'd like to see them...

All that I did was to take the time to find what was said...by AD's and by Swofford that was in print...

You don't likeit? Stop being lazy and link your stuff.
 
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He met with CT governor once or twice. At some point names will get out there. With this guy it appears everyone knows he is leaving UVA and it is a bit different.
Based on the linked article and other media reports, not surprisingly Katsouleas has been searching for new opportunities since the Wahoos' president who hired announced plans to depart. For example:

"Katsouleas was one of three publicly identified finalists for president of the University of Utah, a school with a search process that is more public than UConn’s. The university’s search committee worked in confidence and did not identify either of the two finalists interviewed by Lamont the weekend after taking office on Jan. 9."

As for UConn, the BoT may very well have conducted a very tight search. On the other hand, an undefined number of business leaders minimally met with Katsouleas and possibly the other finalist. Finally, add on 2 separate meetings with Lamont and all bets are off on keeping things hush-hush.
 
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yes we heard you. the administrators who enjoy bloated salaries provided by taxpayers refuse any scrutiny at all.

we dont deserve any insight into who is hired we just shovel money into their bottomless pit to enrich their cronies.

we might get worse admins than the ones who dont even know their 6 figure medical professors have been collecting a salary while being dead for a year? wow they must really be bad.

you can stop threatening me with we’ll get bad applicants. the last thing i’d want is applicants you think are good.
If they were scrutinized by you, they'd be sure to get the worst candidates.

Luckily, they have hiring committees to do the job, in a confidential way, so that people won't risk their Provostial positions when they apply elsewhere. But hey you can go on making no sense because you like to complain to no one!
 
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link some of those dozens...any that are from a real source and not a rehash of internet conjecture...I'd like to see them...

All that I did was to take the time to find what was said...by AD's and by Swofford that was in print...

You don't likeit? Stop being lazy and link your stuff.
I've linked it a thousand times and everyone here has read it. Stop being lazy
 

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Based on the linked article and other media reports, not surprisingly Katsouleas has been searching for new opportunities since the Wahoos' president who hired announced plans to depart. For example:

"Katsouleas was one of three publicly identified finalists for president of the University of Utah, a school with a search process that is more public than UConn’s. The university’s search committee worked in confidence and did not identify either of the two finalists interviewed by Lamont the weekend after taking office on Jan. 9."

As for UConn, the BoT may very well have conducted a very tight search. On the other hand, an undefined number of business leaders minimally met with Katsouleas and possibly the other finalist. Finally, add on 2 separate meetings with Lamont and all bets are off on keeping things hush-hush.
Plus, he already announced he was stepping down from his UVA position at end of year.
 
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I've linked it a thousand times and everyone here has read it. Stop being lazy
Every quote that I posted was from a decision maker who was there at the ACC expansion committee meeting and ACC meeting where the vote was taken...not guess work, not some journalist's opinion...

Go ahead and link your article...let's see which members of the ACC Expansion Committee it quotes.
 
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Every quote that I posted was from a decision maker who was there at the ACC expansion committee meeting and ACC meeting where the vote was taken...not guess work, not some journalist's opinion...

Go ahead and link your article...let's see which members of the ACC Expansion Committee it quotes.
Don't need to. Article has been posted here 1,000 times and everyone here has read it. It was in the Boston Globe then the Washington Post. ADs were quoted--one AD had to write an open letter apology to the entire ACC for revealing the information. Even ESPN was livid about it. It's so well known. This was the 2011 decision. The 2013 decision? There was an article on that too explaining, one, that Duke and UNC were genuinely peeved that one school didn't "want the competition" and, two, the AD of Louisville explained that proceedings had moved so rapidly that UConn was "inked" in as a member of the ACC.
 

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If they were scrutinized by you, they'd be sure to get the worst candidates.

Luckily, they have hiring committees to do the job, in a confidential way, so that people won't risk their Provostial positions when they apply elsewhere. But hey you can go on making no sense because you like to complain to no one!
lol hiring committees. another way to waste money and for no one to ever be held responsible for anything.

i hope they hired a recruiting firm too - then you can’t even blame the hiring committee
 
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lol hiring committees. another way to waste money and for no one to ever be held responsible for anything.

i hope they hired a recruiting firm too - then you can’t even blame the hiring committee
??? Do you howl at the moon? This is the equivalent of that.
 

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??? Do you howl at the moon? This is the equivalent of that.
yes dont worry i know that the grift your ilk partakes in is embedded in our government.

sorry that you dont like having it pointed out. its quite telling how offended you and your peers get at the mere suggestion there should be any transparency into how taxpayer money gets spent.

its going to be glorious when the budget chickens come home to roost in storrs and people are forced to deal with a culture of waste and grift

police escorts to rentschler field for herbst. the height of arrogance.
 
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A big research guy? AAU (and B1G) here we come! ;)
I'm not desperate enough to google the new president of UConn and the president of the AAU but if I was I would probably see they've been at a few of the same events recently....
 
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Virginia provost Katsouleas appointed UConn president

>>Katsouleas said he also understands the importance of UConn as an athletic institution and said he’s committed to keeping the Huskies as a major player in college sports.

“Yes, I’m committed to football,” he said. “I think it’s part of the identity of who we are as a major, broad-context university and I don’t think savings from cutting it are as great as people think.”

He said he’s also committed to building the American Athletic Conference and has no plans to try and move the school into a different one.<<
 

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He said he’s also committed to building the American Athletic Conference and has no plans to try and move the school into a different one.<<
Woah... woah... woah... stop the clock. That should literally be his only plan.
 
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