Coyote wrote: bigredmed wrote: iamjacobm wrote:
Sounds like they either can't afford or don't want to pay for a qualified candidate. I am sure Dr. Gold is a fantastic administrator, but UNMC and UNO are going to have inherently different goals and problems to overcome. Not sure it is in the best interest of either institution to share their leader.
It will facilitate setting up novel pipelines into our professional schools as well as joint ventures like MBAs aimed at physician leaders or trainees that anticipate a career in administrative medicine. Masters in IT to help lead the way to a new generation of EMRs that actually work the way doctor's think. Lots of other areas where the two campii could work together.
Also, as UNMC expands, it will but into UNO. Might as well operate as a single campus.
This was almost inevitable. UNO has come of age (thanks to Walter Scott), UNMC has come of age (thanks to Omaha philanthopy). For years I was hoping that something like this would happen. Years back my brother graduated from UNO and easily got into UNMC because of that, there were already preferences... The Nebraska State University system needs to make thus happen...
The campuses can work together while still maintaining a leader dedicated to their separate causes and missions. They have multiple avenues of collaboration thanks to Christensen and Gold working together right now.
I am worried about a university of 15,000 students, 12,000 undergrads that come from countless different educational and social backgrounds that have different needs and goals than a well funded nationally recognized Medical School does. They are just different institutions with different challenges that need unique leadership.
This is from Dr. Gold's Bio:
As UNMC’s chief executive officer, Dr. Gold is responsible for all aspects of campus administration, including its annual operating budget of more than $640 million, a staff of about 5,000 and its 3,600 students. Additionally, the clinical enterprise has 6,500 employees and an operating budget of more than $1 billion.
So now we expect him to devote that same rigor and care to another institution with 4 times as many students, another large chunk of employees and its own unique budget issues? How is that beneficial for either institution to have someone stretched thin on responsibilities?
Maybe I am over estimating the amount of work needed to run a university though.