PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two of Oregon's leading figures in higher education are pushing for loosening legislative and other government controls of public universities.
The Register-Guard says George Pernsteiner, chancellor of the Oregon University System, and Ed Ray, president of Oregon State University, made the case Friday at a City Club of Portland luncheon.
They are advocating for legislation that would end the state's treatment of the seven public universities as a state agency.
The bill is expected to be heard by the Senate Education Committee after the Legislature resumes on Feb. 1.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com