2017 ORS 352.096¹
Appointment and removal of university president
  • roles of president
  • hiring of university personnel

(1)(a) In consultation with the Governor, or the Governor’s designee, the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall appoint and employ a president of the university.

(b) The governing board shall prescribe the president’s compensation and terms and conditions of employment.

(2) The president of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is the president of the faculty. The president is also the executive and governing officer of the university, except as otherwise provided by statute or action of the governing board. Subject to the supervision of the governing board, the president of the university has authority to direct the affairs of the university.

(3) Except in the case of an interim or acting president, the hiring committee for the president of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall include representatives of the university community and at least one other president of a public university based in Oregon.

(4) The governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is responsible for the reappointment or removal of the president of the university.

(5) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) may appoint and employ any instructional, administrative, professional, trade, occupational and other personnel as are necessary or appropriate and establish their compensation and terms and conditions of employment, subject to the limitations set forth in ORS 352.124 (Collective bargaining) (1) and (2). [2013 c.768 §9; 2017 c.440 §18]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.