Oregon spends $41K per year on chancellor's Eugene home

Oregon spends $41K per year on chancellor's Eugene home
This undated photo provided by the University of Oregon shows Treetops, the Eugene, Ore. mansion built in 1911 that serves as Chancellor George Pernsteiner’s official home. The Oregonian reports the board will look at consolidating the chancellor's office in Portland after the Legislature acts on the board's proposal to restructure the entire university system. (AP Photo/University of Oregon via The Oregonian)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Higher Education may overhaul the office of the state chancellor, the chief executive of the university system.

Chancellor George Pernsteiner has homes in Eugene and Portland. His office has 88 employees in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Salem.

The Oregonian reports the board will look at consolidating the office in Portland after the Legislature acts on the board's proposal to restructure the entire university system.

A growing portion of Persteiner's work is in Portland where the board meets. He gets $26,000 a year for his home in Portland but the state also spends $41,000 a year maintaining a 1911 mansion at Eugene known as Treetops.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

 

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