SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere (la-riv-ee-AIR') says he will not resign and will serve until his contract expires at the end of June.
Lariviere says he was informed on Monday that his contract would not be renewed and he was given the option to resign immediately or to finish the contract. The president says he has been "heartened by the outpouring of support" he has received since news of his dismissal became public on Tuesday night.
Lariviere says his dismissal is the result of "the ongoing difference of opinion of the future of the UO."
The State Board of Higher Education is meeting Monday to discuss Lariviere's employment status. In a statement, Board President Matt Donegan says the issue is a personnel matter, not a difference of opinion.