Archive for Friday, March 13, 2009

KU Provost Lariviere officially named as president of University of Oregon

Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere announced he would leave a couple of weeks ago, but now his new position is official.

March 13, 2009


Kansas University Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere has been officially named as the new president of the University of Oregon.

The State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted to appoint Lariviere as president during a special meeting Friday morning.

Lariviere will begin his new job this summer, and will return to Oregon in April to meet with faculty and staff to continue his transition, according to a statement from the Oregon state board.

“I am honored by the trust the State Board of Higher Education has placed in me to lead Oregon's flagship university,” Lariviere said in the statement. “The University of Oregon is an international leader because of the faculty's outstanding teaching and research.”

Lariviere’s last day at KU is June 30.


Fatty_McButterpants 9 years ago

Didn't he just get hired at KU about a year ago?? Nice...

Ken Lassman 9 years ago

Anybody know why KU didn't replace retiring chancellor Hemenway with this guy? Seems like if he is good enough to lead Oregon, shouldn't he have been a top contender for KU?

conspiracyzach 9 years ago

This guy is going to inherit quite a mess from the last UO president(who benefitted from a Nike endowment) and Nike running the workings of the school through the secretive UO Foundation. Learn more about it here:

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