Monday, December 22, 2014

WOU succeeds but faces challenges

The Statesman Journal
November 29th, 2014

Western Oregon University can make a strong case for being the state's best-run public university, but its future will hinge on two significant changes.
One is the selection of a new president next year to succeed Mark Weiss, who is retiring. The other is the transition next summer to WOU's having its own governing board, instead of being under the statewide Board of Higher Education.
Led by the University of Oregon and Portland State University, Oregon's public universities pushed for more autonomy. One rationale is that the individual institutional boards can be more successful raising money, given the Oregon Legislature's relatively meager investment in higher education.

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