Foundation to host UO chief Frohnmayer


Lake Oswego School District Foundation is thanking the business community for its support with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The event features a lecture, 'The Role of Education in Building Business and the Economy' by Dave Frohnmayer, president of the University of Oregon.

The event is co-sponsored by the foundation, the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego.

'The foundation has a strong business program and one aspect of it is that we want to keep people supporting local businesses,' said Mary Puskas, executive director of the foundation. 'And we wanted to thank those local busineses that support us.'

The event is also meant to bring more awareness of the foundation's efforts to those who don't know everything they do.

'We all thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to bring together the three organizations to look at how business and education need to work together,' said Puskas.

Frohnmayer has been president at the UO for 14 years and is the first native Oregonian to be president of any large research university in the state.

He is a magna cum laude graduate from Harvard, and a Rhodes Scholar. He received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

He formerly served as dean of the UO School of Law, as Oregon's attorney general, as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives and as a law professor and legal counsel to the president of UO.

Oswego Lake Country Club will host the reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The event is free with an invitation, but seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Puskas at 503-534-2302.