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Provost Fernando Delgado to stay at UWRF, for now

April 29, 2015

UW-River Falls Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Fernando Delgado was not hired as the president of the Western Oregon University, despite being named one of four finalists in the running earlier this month.

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE), upon the recommendation of the Western Oregon University (WOU) Board of Trustees and the Oregon University System Chancellor, appointed Rex Fuller as the new WOU president. Fuller will assume his duties on July 1, when the WOU Board of Trustees also assumes all governance responsibility over the university. Mark Weiss, the current WOU president, retires on June 30.

Upon his appointment, Fuller said: “I am deeply honored to join WOU as president. During my interview, my wife and I were impressed with the high quality of life in Monmouth, Oregon. We also found passionate alumni and community supporters of the university. WOU has a well-established record of excellence and a long tradition of access, affordability and student success. I look forward to working with WOU’s new board to engage the campus and surrounding communities as we determine our path forward in the changing conditions that impact higher education in Oregon and the nation.”