University of Oregon President resigns

, Posted: Thu, August 7 2014 at 8:22 AM, Updated: Thu, August 7 2014 at 8:25 AM

University of Oregon President resigns

Eugene, Ore. -- The president of the University of Oregon resigned Wednesday. Michael Gottfredson resigned about one and a half months before the start of the school year and a full year short of his initial three-year contract.

In a letter to the newly established UO board of trustees, Gottfredson said he resigned with “mixed emotions."

The board, which only received the power to hire and fire a president on July 1st, scheduled a meeting Thursday at the Ford Alumni Center to discuss "administrative leadership and personnel."

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