Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Van Horn Expects Great Changes with New OU Energy Center Chief

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Van Horn Expects Great Changes with New OU Energy Center Chief

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Associated Press The president of the University of Oklahoma said& Wednesday he& expects the person to be appointed to lead the Sarkeys Energy Center will bring great changes in the coming years. Dr. Richard Van Horn declined to identify the person until the university's regents meet today to consider the appointment. But he said the individual is currently with one of the major research institutes in the United States. The regents began their meeting Wednesday afternoon, but the topic of the new post wasn't on the agenda until today's session. The university is naming a vice president for research and director of the energy center. The appointee will replace the current energy center direc- tor, Barnet Groten. Van Horn said he didn't know Groten's future plans, but he said Groten would not be director of the energy center after Aug. 15. Van Horn said he expected the energy center would double its level of external funding in the next several years under the leadership of the suggested appoin- tee. …
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