It's official: State hires new UO president
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Board of Higher Education voted Friday to formally hire Michael Gottfredson to lead the University of Oregon.Gottfredson, a senior administrator in California, takes over the presidency at Oregon's highest-profile university during a time of flux in the state's education system. State funding has declined and Gov. John Kitzhaber is consolidating control over education in the governor's office. The UO is fighting for more independence from the statewide university system.Gottfredson begins Aug. 1, but officials said he'll begin transitioning into the job next month.In a statement, he said he's looking forward to "helping to move forward the mission and goals of this prestigious institution.""UO has and will continue to play a leadership role in ensuring that Oregonians have access to one of the best universities in the country, and that graduates continue to make important contributions to the economy of Oregon," he
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June 15, 2012
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