University of Oklahoma President David Boren addressed a crowd at Reynolds Performing Arts Center in Holmberg Hall in what he said was an important announcement about the University’s future.
Boren, 76, announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2018.
Since becoming OU’s President in November 1994, Boren has initiated more than 35 new programs and has led the effort to raise $2.5 billion in private gifts for the university.
OU’s three campuses have increased endowed faculty positions from 94 to 562, and private scholarships for students have quadrupled.
Boren, who has worked as a public servant for over 50 years, is the only person in state history to serve as Governor, a U.S. Senator, a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and OU president.