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Dr. Rex Fuller
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Dr. Rex Fuller appointed president of Western Oregon University (Photo) - 04/16/15
MONMOUTH, Ore. - The Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE), upon the recommendation of the Western Oregon University (WOU) Board of Trustees and the Oregon University System Chancellor, appointed Dr. Rex Fuller as the new WOU president. Fuller will assume his duties on July 1, 2015, when the WOU Board of Trustees also assumes all governance responsibility over the university. Mark Weiss, the current WOU president, retires on June 30, 2015.

Upon his appointment, Fuller said: "I am deeply honored to join Western Oregon University as president. During my interview, my wife and I were impressed with the high quality of life in Monmouth. We also found passionate alumni and community supporters of the university. Western has a well-established record of excellence and a long tradition of access, affordability and student success. I look forward to working with WOU's new Board to engage the campus and surrounding communities as we determine our path forward in the changing conditions that impact higher education in Oregon and the nation."

David Yaden, chair of the outgoing OSBHE stated: "We are lucky to have the State Board, the WOU Board, and the Western community come together behind Dr. Fuller's appointment. His appointment as WOU president is a promising sign for Western Oregon University's future. We all look forward to great things to come."

Jim Baumgartner, chair of the WOU Board of Trustees, said: "This is an exciting time for Western Oregon University. Amid all of the changes in higher education governance, we are pleased to have such an experienced and inspiring leader as Dr. Fuller join us at WOU. Given his demonstrated commitment to public universities, the WOU Board has every confidence that Dr. Fuller's transition to Western will be seamless and that he will continue to advance Western and its commitment to serving students in their effort to succeed."

Fuller comes to Western Oregon University from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Wash. Since 2011, Fuller has served as EWU provost and vice president for academic affairs. Prior to his appointment as EWU provost, Fuller was the EWU executive dean, coordinating EWU programs in Spokane, from 2008-12, EWU dean of business and public administration from 2006-10, dean of the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University from 2000-06, and the dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 1990-2000. Fuller received his B.A. in Public Administration from California State University-Chico and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah.
Attached Media Files: Dr. Rex Fuller
Third annual bridal show at Historic Gentle House - 04/06/15
MONMOUTH, Ore. - The Historic Gentle House at Western Oregon University is hosting its third annual bridal show on Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. The show features many local vendors to help you plan your whole wedding in one place. There are also options couples on a budget.

The Historic Gentle House, a farmhouse more than 100 years old that can be rented for weddings and special events, will give $100 off their venue rental to the first 10 brides at the show. The five historic gardens will be staged for wedding ceremonies and receptions to demonstrate what can be done with this classic venue. There will be door prizes at the show and some taste testing will be available.

Vendors include:

Party Rentals
Crossroads Fine Linen & Party Rentals
Danner & Soli
AA Tent Rental

NW Mobil DJ Services
Only the Best Sound

Sweet Petites
Ovenbird Bakery

Formal Wear
The Shabby Chic Bride

Petals and Vines
Calonge Designs

Chef De Cuisine
First Due Smokey BBQ

Event Planner
Events Planned Perfectly

Photos By Orion
Serendipity Photography

Health & Wellness

Exterior Toilets
Formal Flush

Meghan Donahue Handmade Jewelry

Hair Salon
Andrea's Salon De Fleur

Live Music
Deepwood Strings

The event is sponsored by Crossroads Fine Linen & Party Rentals. For more information visit http://www.wou.edu/gentlehouse/public-events/wedding-expo/ or call 503-838-8673.

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Attached Media Files: Bridal_Show_flyer_2.pdf