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Monday, March 15, 2010

Little Lion Man

Phil Keisling will be giving a presentation at PSU today, entitled "The 'Other Two' Oregons: Dimnensions and Implications of our Growing Generational Divide". Of course, Phil manages to work PERS into the discussion as he argues that non-discretionary spending at the federal and state level consume more and more of tight budgets.

Keisling isn't giving this presentation just to enhance his reputation; he is a candidate for the Director of Public Services in the Mark Hatfield School of Government. So, Phil appears to be wanting to leave his cloistered world of the private sector and looking to join in the PERS or ORP program of the Oregon University System. I don't know what the candidate field looks like at PSU, but I'd say that Phil probably has a lock on this position.

Soon he will be able to issue his reports with a group of graduate students helping him do his research. Not a bad job if you can get one.


2 comments:

MollyNCharlie said...

Seems like that will give him more credibility (undeserved) as he continues to speak about reforming PERS. Ouch!
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mrfearless47 said...

My informants tell me that he didn't impress many with his presentation. His likelihood of getting the position diminished considerably today. Weirder things have happened, but academics are not easily fooled.