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Kroger picked to head Reed College

Attorney General to step down before end of term

Reed College has selected retiring Oregon Attorney General John Korger as its next President.

Kroger had previously announced he would not seek re-election because of undisclosed health problems that would prevent him from campaigning. He will step down this summer and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will appoint a replacement who will serve the remained of his term. The winner of this year's race for Attorney General will take office in January.

"Today, Reed College is announcing that the school has selected me to be their next President," Kroger said in an April 24 statement. "I'm very excited about this opportunity to help lead this great Oregon college. Because I will need to be on campus for the beginning of the fall semester, I will be stepping down later this summer as Attorney General. I have informed the Governor of my plans and will work with him to ensure a smooth transition for my successor. It has been a great honor to serve as Oregon's Attorney General."