Promoting quality higher education as an investment in Oregon's Future through: 1) promotion of AAUP principles as best practices in all Oregon higher education institutions; 2) support for faculty in all Oregon institutions; 3) communications and public relations about higher education issues critical to academic quality and student success; and 4) political action to defend and promote higher education in Salem.
Insko holds degrees from Eastern in
mathematics and business-economics. He succeeds Bob Davies, who left in
2014 to become president of Murray State University in Kentucky. Former
board financial officer Jay Kenton has been interim president.
Other finalists were Martin Tadlock of
Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota and Cynthia Pemberton of
Dickinson State University in North Dakota.
A fourth, Marysz Rames of Dakota State
University in South Dakota, withdrew last week, saying she wanted to
remain in the Midwest.