this could get more interesting than the PAC12 stuff
For Shurtleff, I guess, if you can't beat the BCS, then join them. I hope he
doesn't try to get Utah out of the Pac-12.
Shurtleff president? He could teach them that obeying the law is not required to
get a head in Utah.
No offense but he isn't qualified. He has neither higher education experience
nor any university research experience. I am as qualified as he is and in no
way do I think I should be considered if I were to apply. I would say a
research based PhD would be a minimum requirement as well as experience in a
high level position (Dean or Research VP) at another major research university.
What on earth? He is in no way qualified to be a university president. JUST
Shurtleff would be a great University President!They really need
someone with some common sense, real world experience, and ability to manage
large projects and assign tasks. He can do all of that.Of course,
he is not a flaming liberal or elite, even arrogant, academic type, so he will
immediately be seen unfavorably by the stuffy selection committee looking to
pick one of "their" types.I bet he would work for half the
pay of the last President of the U., and do at least as good ajob, and bring a
breath of fresh air to a place that spends a ton of money, much of it foolishly
(in my opinion).If the U. wants someone who can actually talk and
work with the Legislature instead of disrespecting and disobeying the hand that
funds them, Shurtleff would work.Bold move, Mark Shurtleff!
I don't think a university president needs to have a long list of academic
credentials; I don't even think a university president needs a PhD (Michael
Young doesn't have one, by the way). Some of the key things a university
president does need, in my opinion, include:* an open mind* an
appreciation for rigorous research and academic freedom* a willingness to
foster a culture of innovation, including helping researchers secure the funding
they need* an appreciation for formal education, and a vision for how to
make it more affordable and more relevant to students* an understanding of
the value of the university to the community, and a vision for how to increase
that value* a willingness and ability to work effectively with lawmakers
and the community to accomplish shared goals for the institutionMichael Young fit that bill. I think Shurtleff could, as well.
This would be an excellant choice.
Two Words: Kim Clark
No Michael Young does not have a Ph.D. but Michael Young does have a
distinguished record of scholarly work and quality teaching as a faculty member
at Columbia University and as Dean of George Washington Law School. Comparing
the two is just dumb. Other than both having gone to law school (Harvard for
Young & Utah for Shurtliff) they have really nothing in common. He would be
a horrible choice and would never have support of the faculty. Young
was a fantastic president look at the accomplishments in fundraising and raising
the research profile of the U. His quality record is why he was recruited to
Washington, do you think UW would select him and pay 750,000 a year if he didn't
do a great job at Utah?The next president should have a strong
research background and understand the complexities of a major research
institution with a medical school.
Is this a publicity stunt or merely a joke? The AG is so far out of his league
it's laughable. The U won't have a problem attracting a long list of
qualified candidates. I don't think we have anything to fear with Mr.
Shurtleff's grandiose aspirations of running the state's flagship university.
If he can add and subtract he will be a step up. This year the University is
losing millions because the current president agreed to play football in the
Pac12 for free. Thats right for free. The school gets all the expenses of
traveling and playing and they get none (thats right none) of the income. Thats
our tax dollars paying for those expenses. Why wasn't there a public vote? The
University of Utah is the only BCS conference school that has ever been ask to
prove themselves in this demeaning way and the University president agreed.
"I am Utah man sir I live across the green I play football and pump you gas
Oh, please - no. As a U alum and a former Shurtleff co-worker I can't imagine
that a man who so easily bows to the whims of the legislature would stand up for
the interests of the U. It's not about whether Shurtleff is a Conservative or a
Liberal. It's about the ability to be independent in the face of political
pressure. This Republican Ute would cease to support the U with contributions
if Shurtleff were chosen as president.
@ HatchYou need to check your facts. This year the U will receive a 1/12
share of the PAC 12 championship game revenue which is estimated at $2 million
per school. The old Mt West deal paid each school $1.3 million per season. In
the first year we come out ahead by $700,000. Next season, the U's 50% share
will approach $8-9 million plus their share of the online broadcast revenues,
plus another $2 million from the championship game, plus 1/12 share of the PAC
12 bowl revenue. The move to the PAC 12 was a financial "no
Yes, the man who hates the BCS wants to be President of a BCS school. If Utah
gets in the Rose Bowl while he is serving will he stay home? Fat chance.
Mark Shurtleff is as qualified as Mike Leavitt.NEITHER one is
qualified to head the University of Utah. Lobbying ability does not equate to
leading the U.
Noooooo! Don't want Shurtleff at the U! This is a man whose major accomplishment
is covering his own back. He has been ineffective as AG, spending dollars and
time making friends with polygamists, allowing them a platform for their agenda,
and letting polygamy abuses go unchallenged. The only benefit I could see is
that is that it might prevent another term as AG, opening it up for someone
with the will to actually do something about the polygamy problems in the state.
BTW this article states "He doesn't plan on talking about it," Murphy
said, adding that Shurtleff wants to respect the confidentiality of the
process"-----------------Isn't there a contradiction here? -
the process keeps applicants' names confidential, but he publicly confirms his
appointment, all the while respecting the "confidentiality of the
process." That's a complete contradiction in terms that speaks volumes
about the kind of man he is!