Sponsored by Oregon Business

UO and PSU nearing independence

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, June 28, 2013

The University of Oregon and Portland State University could soon declare independence from the Oregon University System.

In the final days of the legislative session, lawmakers reached a deal on bills that would allow the seven state universities to establish independent governing boards with the power to hire and fire a president and take on debt in the form of revenue bonds.

"I think in five, 10, 20 years you'll be able to look back at the passage of these bills, and they will have had a catalyzing effect," said Mark Hass, D-Beaverton, a central player in writing the legislation and negotiating the changes that were needed to get it out of a subcommittee.

The push for independence gained steam after a 2011 decision by the state Board of Higher Education to fire popular University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere.

Read more at The Democrat Herald.

{biztweet}uo psu{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Get on the bus!

April 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER

How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.


Read more...

Tweeting Portland's State of the City address

News
Friday, January 30, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.08.19 PMBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

For those who were working, here are a few highlights of Charlie Hales' State of the City address.


Read more...

How Oregon will survive the loss of Hanjin

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR

"Shipping containers to Portland is like waiting for a bus that travels once a day."


Read more...

Game On

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.


Read more...

Meeting Facilities Perspective

March 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A conversation with Donna Earley, director of sales and marketing for the Salem Convention Center.


Read more...

How a Utah-based essential oils company cornered the Oregon market

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Multilevel marketing, health claims and zyto scanner biofeedback machines: How dōTERRA thrives in Oregon. 


Read more...

Beam Me Up

April 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY DAN COOK | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan

An alliance of developers, academics and timber industry executives wants to position Oregon as a front runner in the glamorous new world of wooden skyscrapers.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS