President Dan Bernstine announced late last month that Roy W. Koch has been named PSU's provost and chief academic officer and Lindsay Ann Desrochers has been appointed vice president for Finance and Administration. Both have ties to PSU; Koch has been a member of Portland State University's faculty since 1982 and is currently the director of the Environmental Sciences and Resources program. Desrochers previously held the position of vice president for Finance and Administration from October 1991 to July 1995. Both will serve as members of the University's senior management team.
“These appointments provide an opportunity to continue the upward trajectory this university is experiencing,” said President Bernstine. “Roy is a well-respected faculty member and scholar and brings tremendous leadership and institutional knowledge to the position. Lindsay returns to PSU with an even greater breadth of experience and brings the knowledge gained in building the new University of California, Merced.”