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Old 07-03-2018, 12:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: OU President cuts/reorganized executives on 1st day



Gallogly fires six administrators on first working day in office

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly delivered on a promise to shake things up Monday, firing six high level administrators from their positions on his first working day in office.

Gallogly, who officially became OU’s 14th president on Sunday following nearly 24 years of David Boren’s tenure, first publicly entertained the idea of laying off non-faculty staff as a cost-cutting measure during the OU Board of Regents meeting last month. He said OU is running a deficit and currently facing a debt of nearly $1 billion.

“We view this as an excellent opportunity to hire new talent to bring fresh perspectives and improved diversity to our organization,” Gallogly said in a statement issued to students and faculty. “We wish to thank Nick Hathaway, Chris Kuwitzky, Clive Mander, Rowdy Gilbert, Scott Mason and Jonathan Nichols for their service to our university and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

The university plans to eliminate Hathaway’s former position of executive vice president for administration and finance entirely, while conducting a nationwide search to hire replacements for the other five vacancies created by the departure of Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kuwitzky, Chief Audit Executive Mander, Executive Federal Programs Director Mason, Senior Associate Vice President for Public Affairs Gilbert and Vice President for Governmental Relations Nichols.

Moving forward, the chief financial officer, chief human resources officer and vice president for facilities and services will report directly to the president, reducing the total number of executives from 25 to 17, a reduction of 32 percent across all OU campuses.

The move will save the university $1.13 million annually, but Gallogly said the move was less about cost savings and more about streamlining a top-heavy administration.

Though six OU executives are confirmed exits, Monday’s release indicates more layoffs and restructuring could be eminent.
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