University of Oklahoma president announces his retirement

September 20, 2017

 
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David Boren announced today that, effective June 30, he will be retiring from his position as president of the University of Oklahoma after almost 23 years of service.

“Serving as your president has been the most rewarding experience of my life,” David Boren said. “It’s impossible for me to express my appreciation to you.”

His retirement will be contingent upon the appointment of a permanent successor prior to June 30.

“I’ve always understood that there would come a time when I must pass the baton to a new president,” Boren said. “I have wanted the transition to occur when the university is at its peak.”

He has decided that now is that time, and is optimistic about the future of the university in its next chapter.

“Our university will live on, stronger than ever.”

 
  Students, faculty and staff fill Holmberg Hall to the brim to hear Boren's announcement.

Students, faculty and staff fill Holmberg Hall to the brim to hear Boren's announcement.

  University of Oklahoma President takes his place behind the podium, smiling in acknowledgement of the standing ovation he receives from students and faculty.

University of Oklahoma President takes his place behind the podium, smiling in acknowledgement of the standing ovation he receives from students and faculty.

  Boren responds to questions from members of the press immediately following his announcement.

Boren responds to questions from members of the press immediately following his announcement.