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Western Oregon University appoints Dr. Jesse Peters as its next president

MONMOUTH, OREGON —The Western Oregon University Board of Trustees plans to appoint Dr. Jesse Peters as the university’s next president at its June 8, 2022 meeting. Dr. Peters will succeed retired president Dr. Rex Fuller and interim president Dr. Jay Kenton.

Dr. Jesse Peters is the current Dean of Arts & Sciences at Ft. Lewis College (“FLC”) in Durango, Colorado, which also included service as FLC’s interim provost. Prior to FLC, Dr. Peters served in many capacities at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, including the Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, Director of…(read more)

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