Former Portland State University President Daniel Bernstine Dies at 69 - Higher Education


Higher Education News and Jobs

Former Portland State University President Daniel Bernstine Dies at 69

Email




by Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. ― Former Portland State University president Daniel Bernstine has died at 69.

Bernstine led PSU from 1997 until 2007. After leaving, he headed the Law School Admission Council in Pennsylvania.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Law School Admission Council issued a news release Sunday saying Bernstine died suddenly at his home.

Portland State President Wim Wievel said in a statement that Bernstine left an impressive legacy at PSU. Wievel noted that new buildings opened on Bernstine’s watch and enrollment soared by more than 70 percent.

A 2005 Oregonian profile said Bernstine’s parents were Louisiana sharecroppers who moved to California after World War II. His father worked as a janitor, and going with his dad to clean attorneys’ offices got him interested in law.

Bernstine earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, his law degree at Northwestern University School of Law; and a master of laws degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency Kendall Basham, who graduated in May 2017 from Southeast Missouri State University, always had been an admirer of the university president, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto. To surprise Basham on her birthday, Dylan Kennedy, a senior and vice president of So...
UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this semester. Tananarive Due The “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic” course is based on di...
Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference WASHINGTON — A range of solutions and strategies — from the adoption of new business models to one-on-one mentoring from African Americans who’ve attained C-Suite positions — emerged Thursday at the inaugural HBCU “braintrust” of the Congressional Bl...
Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happen...
Semantic Tags: