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Portland Business Journal: Former Gov. Kulongoski takes post at PSU
Author: Matthew Kish
Posted: March 29, 2012

Read the original story in the Portland Business Journal here.

Former Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has accepted a teaching position in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University as a Distinguished Fellow of Policy and Politics.

Kulongoski will teach courses in political science and assist the university's Center for Public Service and international programs in Asia.

Starting this spring, he will co-teach a course while developing his own course for the fall term. He'll also be a guest lecturer in other courses.

He's the second Oregon governor to join the Hatfield School after leaving office. Former Gov. Barbara Roberts previously served in the university's Executive Leadership Institute, which is now known as the Center for Public Service.

“It is an honor to teach at Portland State University,” Kulongoski said in a news release. “The urban campus of PSU is a vital piece of our higher education system, with the most diverse student body. It is a wonderful opportunity to share what I have learned, after 40 years of public service, about politics, policy and governance in Oregon."

In addition to serving two terms as Oregon's governor, Kulongoski has served as a state representative, senator, insurance commissioner, attorney general and Oregon Supreme Court justice.