Why the U. of Oregon's Presidency Is Such a Difficult Job

Why the U. of Oregon's Presidency Is Such a Difficult Job 1

U. of Oregon

Michael R. Gottfredson announced his resignation on Wednesday. His two-year tenure demonstrates some recurring challenges that make the university a tough one to lead.

The revolving door to the president’s office at the University of Oregon is spinning again. Just two years after taking the position, President Michael R. Gottfredson announced on Wednesday that he was resigning immediately to spend more time on academic research and with his family.

While the suddenness of Mr. Gottfredson’s resignation may have caught casual observers off guard,