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Boren Announces Plans to Retire as President of The University of Oklahoma

One of America’s longest-serving presidents of a major university plans to retire next summer. University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today that he plans to retire after this school year. His retirement will take effect June 30, 2018, unless a permanent successor has not been named by that time, in which case he will remain as President until the search is completed and his successor has been named. Upon his retirement, he will have served as OU’s president for over 23 years.

Boren thanked the OU students, faculty and staff who have been committed to excellence during his time at OU. Boren also expressed his deep gratitude to his wife, Molly Shi Boren, for her full partnership during his tenure.

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Fifty Years of Public Service

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President Boren's Legacy

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Learn more about David L. Boren's legacy and see how his work transformed the University of Oklahoma into one of the top schools in the nation.

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Watch former president Boren's announcement of his retirement at the end of this school year.

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