Next PSU President unanimously approved by Board of Trustees


Just after 10 a.m. this morning, the Portland State Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi as PSU’s next and ninth president. Shoureshi is currently New York Institute of Technology interim president and provost.

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen to lead this great university,” Shoureshi said in a May 15 press release from PSU University Communications. “PSU is a 21st century university that serves a vibrant urban region that champions access, diversity and inclusiveness as well as conducts innovative research and is dedicated to cutting-edge and collaborative learning — things that reflect my academic ideals and perspectives.”

Shoureshi will officially assume the presidency in mid-August, though the transition will begin right away. Current PSU President Wim Wiewel announced his resignation last July.

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  1. Are they still letting you write articles? Wow, the integrity of this publication and PSU must be in sad shape if that is the case.

    You are a disgrace to journalism. No one but illiberal extremists believe that your sloppy attempt at damage control was anything more than a disingenuous screed filled to the brim with progressive buzzwords, virtue signaling and little else. Resign and show a modicum of professionalism, you useless hack.

    • A hack, yes, but not useless—not for the Islamists. As far as they’re concerned, Colleen Leary is just another useful idiot. (And as Yuri Bezmenov points out, “The moment they’ve served their purpose, all the useful idiots are either executed entirely, or exiled, or put in prisons.”)

      You suck, Leary. And you are embarrassingly naive.

  2. PSU champions “access, diversity, and inclusiveness”—unless of course you tell the truth about Islam. Then you’re not only not welcome at PSU, you’ll also get fired by authoritarian bully.


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