CORVALLIS, Ore. - Glenn Ford, the vice president for finance and administration/CFO at Oregon State University since July, 2013, is leaving OSU to assume a similar position at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash.

Ford will begin his new position in mid-February at Bastyr, a private university that offers graduate and undergraduate education and research in naturopathic medicine.

Oregon State President Ed Ray on Monday appointed Ron Adams to serve as interim vice president of administration, and Michael Green to serve as interim vice president for finance, while OSU conducts a national search for a new vice president of finance and administration.

Green is associate vice president for finance and administration at Oregon State and previously served as associate vice chancellor for finance and administration for the Oregon University System. Adams, a former dean of the College of Engineering and interim head of OSU's research office, is senior associate vice president for administration and strategic initiatives at OSU.

Adams and Green will assume their new duties on Jan. 4. Ford will work closely with them to ensure a smooth transition before his departure in mid-February, university officials said.

At Oregon State, Ford served as the university's chief financial officer and oversaw all financial and administrative components of OSU, including capital planning and development, facilities, human resources and public safety. 

"It has been an honor and privilege to serve Oregon State University," Ford said. "I am grateful to President Ed Ray for providing me the opportunity to be part of this great university and Beaver Nation. I will forever feel a part of the special community that makes up Oregon State."

Ray acknowledged Ford's many contributions while at OSU.

"Glenn ably helped Oregon State navigate becoming an independent public university with its own board of trustees," Ray said. "He assembled a strong team of professionals and instituted procedures that will help successfully guide OSU's fiscal management and capital planning for a long time into the future."

Ford said he and his wife, Tammy, are looking forward to living closer to their two daughters and other family members. Prior to joining Oregon State, Ford served as the vice president for finance and administration/CFO at Linfield College in McMinnville, and vice president for business and finance/CFO at Utah State University.

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Steve Clark, 541-737-3808