President Lariviere's Response to FGAC Challenge
TO: Christopher Prosser, Executive Coordinator of the Statutory Faculty
FROM: Richard W. Lariviere, President
As you are aware, a faculty member submitted an objection to the recent election for the Faculty Grievance Appeal Committee. The objection was based on an assertion that the definitions of the electorate and of the qualifications for candidacy were incorrect.
I have been informed by the University's General Counsel that the electorate and eligibility definitions used in this election for service on, and voting for, the Faculty Grievance Appeal Board were correctly interpreted. They reflected the definitions of the University Assembly in place at the time of the issuance of the OAR 571 003 0007 governing that matter.
I understand that all individuals who were eligible to serve were notified of that opportunity and of the process for nomination. Four individuals, qualified to serve, came forward.
I therefore certify that the election just completed to fill two openings on the FGAC was correctly administered and that the results will stand.
Richard W. Lariviere
University of Oregon