University of Oregon
President Richard Lariviere
is no shrinking violet as illustrated by this story
in today's edition.
He's thumbed his nose at cost-saving measures that were ordered for university employees. And he is determined to gain far greater autonomy from both the seven-campus Oregon University System and from lawmakers, who provide less than 10 percent of UO's budget.
On Sept. 30, Lariveriere sent a letter electronically to UO alums and supporters saying the OUS supported his plan for autonomy:
That same day, according to an email WW obtained via public records request, OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner fired back, saying Lariviere misrepresented OUS' position on the matter:
Both men will be taking the visions of where the state's higher ed system should be headed to next year's Legislature.