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OSU President F. King Alexander resigns, what's next?

Officials said the next steps include discussing how to choose the next president and finding ways to prioritize students.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 7:29 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2021 7:38 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore.-- After Oregon State University board of trustees approved President F. King Alexander's offer of resignation, officials discussed what the next steps would be.

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OSU spokesperson Steve Clark says the board will meet again Wednesday to discuss what the process would be to choose the next leader.

"What we do now is do outreach with the Oregon community and others and say 'how do we do it better?'" Clark said.

Students at OSU said they are looking for a leader who is more transparent.

"I think everyone should definitely know about his background. The next leader of OSU needs to be forthcoming," OSU sophomore James Ho said. "I think the leader of OSU needs to have a good set of ideals and the board needs to be more forthcoming and should have a good set of ideals that truly does represent Oregon State and I think the board should do more investigation for our next leader."

During the board meeting, some board members got emotional.

"I know people have been hurting. In cases of sexual misconduct all too often it gets overlooked and I just want you to know, it wasn't overlooked," said OSU board member Lamar Hurd.

The board agreed to compensate a year's worth of salary as well as other benefits to Alexander as a resignation settlement.

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