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Duane Nellis is OU’s 21st president
, and his day first day as OU president will be June 12. His initial annual salary at OU will be $475,000.
Previously, he served as the university honors professor at Texas Tech University where his salary was $250,000.
He has served as the president of two universities, the University of Idaho from 2009 to 2013 and Texas Tech from June 2013 to January 2016. His salary during his last year as Texas Tech’s president was $444,251.
Nellis worked for about 22 years at Kansas State University as an administrator and professor, and he served as a dean at West Virginia University from 1997 to 2004.
He earned his doctorate degree in geography from Oregon State University in 1980, his master’s in geography from Oregon State in 1977 and his bachelor’s in earth sciences and geography from Montana State University in 1976. Nellis was born in Spokane, Washington.
Quote: “It truly is a tremendous honor to be the 21st president of Ohio University,” Nellis said in February. “Ruthie (Nellis, Duane’s wife) and I are so excited to be associated with the Bobcat family, to be part of Ohio University, a very distinguished university with a very rich history.”