1982 - 1983
James Beaird was appointed by Chancellor William Davis
as interim president of Western Oregon State College (WOSC) from September
1, 1982 to January 31, 1983, when Richard Meyers
was selected as WOSC President. Beaird began his distinguished career at the school in 1962 as a faculty
member of Oregon College of Education (OCE). In 1977, Beaird was promoted
to College Provost by President Roy Leinwand.
Beaird was Provost until 1982, when he became interim president. After
serving as interim president, Beard returned to the classroom and was
a respected member of the Psychology faculty until his retirement.