SOU names new president

0613 SOU Linda SchottAshland, Ore. — Following a nearly eight month search, Southern Oregon University has named their new president.

The school’s board of trustees announced Monday evening Dr. Linda Schott, current President of University of Maine at Presque Islewill, will serve as the school’s new president.

Schott was one of three who were in the running for the top spot. The other candidates included Dr. Michael Tidwell, who currently serves as Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University, and Dr. Terry Allison, Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend.

“I’m thrilled to have been selected as the next president of Southern Oregon University. SOU has a strong history and a bright future, and I am privileged to be able to serve as its president,” said Schott. “My husband, Tom, and I fell in love with the campus and the community during our interview, and we look forward to doing great work and building new friendships in the years ahead.”

According to SOU, Schott will assume the presidency July 29.


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