UO names John Karl Scholz as 19th president
Scholz — a leading economist, professor, and higher education leader — will take office July 1.
The board named Jamie Moffitt as interim president until Scholz arrives on July 1.
Incoming President John Karl Scholz thanks the campus community
The university's next president was appreciative of the warm welcome he's received since being appointed to lead the UO.
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