New Oregon State University president begins her term

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University welcomed Dr. Jayathi Murthy as the university's new president Friday, marking the official start of her t...

September 16, 2022
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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University welcomed Dr. Jayathi Murthy as the university's new president Friday, marking the official start of her term. She's the first woman of color to lead Oregon's largest public university. "The student is the heart of our operation," Murthy said. "That's why we're here, and so a big focus on student access and student success is really important to us."  Murthy succeeds OSU's former president, F. King Alexander, who resigned last year amid criticism he mishandled sexual misconduct allegations at Louisiana State University, his previous school.

Christelle Koumoué (KGW)