WOU narrows presidential search to four candidates

Western Oregon University’s search for a new president has been narrowed to four candidates.

According to a press release from WOU and the Oregon University System, the university’s current president, Mark Weiss, will retire from his post June 30.

The four finalists are Fernando Delgado, who has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 2009; Christopher Ames, vice president for academic affairs at Shepherd University, a public liberal arts university of West Virginia; Rex Fuller, an economist and professor of public administration who has served as provost and vice president for the Division of Academic Affairs at Eastern Washington University since 2010; and Margaret Madden, who has been the provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Postdam since 2002, the press release said.

A presidential search committee has reviewed and deliberated over applications for several months and recently forwarded the four candidates to OUS chancellor, Oregon State Board of Higher Education and WOU Board of Trustees for those groups to consider.

The candidates will visit the campus and continue interviews over the next several days. Their resumes are available at http://wou.edu/president/presidentialsearch/.


Statesman Journal
by Joce Johnson