Former PSU Pres Shoureshi broke ethics law, must pay $2,580

That works out to 0.3% of his $800K golden parachute. Violations included accepting a gift trip to Bohemian Grove, conflicts of interest regarding the PSU presidential mansion, and something about sneakers. Jeff Manning has the story in the Oregonian:

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has determined that Rahmat Shoureshi, former president of Portland State University, violated state ethics laws three times in his short stint leading the school.

Shoureshi agreed to resign as the university’s top executive last May after he had come under fire for his treatment of employees and several ethically dubious deals following a 2019 investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Highly touted as a “change agent” who would bring private-sector ambition and discipline to Oregon’s largest university, Shoureshi lasted less than two years on the job. …

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