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Former PSU President Dan Bernstine has passed away

A message from PSU President Wim Wiewel:

Dear colleagues, 

I am sad to announce that our former president, Dan Bernstine, passed away late last week at his home at age 69. 

PSU’s education dean, Randy Hitz, to retire in 2017

Randy Hitz, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, has announced he will retire at the end of the academic year, after a decade leading the largest education school in Oregon. 

PSU Board selects presidential search committee members and search firm

The Portland State University Board of Trustees has appointed a 21-member search committee and selected a national search firm to find a new president to succeed Wim Wiewel when he retires next year. 

The search committee will determine the finalists to recommend to the board, who will select a new president by the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. Wiewel plans to retire in August 2017, after serving as PSU’s president for nine years. 

Prof. Christof Teuscher sets speed record on 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail

Christof Teuscher staggered into Lake Owyhee State Park on July 29, filthy, exhausted, and sleep-deprived, having just run the entire 750 miles of the Oregon Desert Trail in 17 days, 15 hours — a speed record.

PSU makes “Best of the Best” list as LGBTQ-friendly campus

Campus Pride today named Portland State University among the Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly college campuses in the country on its 2016 “Best of the Best” list.

PSU team launches new app to help atheists talk to believers

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, and a team of PSU students have created a new app called Atheos to facilitate respectful debates between atheists and people with different religious beliefs. 

PSU Board of Trustees starts search for successor to President Wiewel

The Portland State University Board of Trustees took the first step Thursday in what will be a long process to appoint a new president to succeed Wim Wiewel when he retires in 2017. 

Wim Wiewel announces he will retire in 2017 after nine years as PSU president

Portland State University President Wim Wiewel announced July 27 he will retire after the next academic year, leaving a legacy of growth in enrollment, campus infrastructure, student support, faculty research and private philanthropy.