Portland State University President Deleted Emails Requested during Public Records Investigation

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Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi is facing an investigation of his conduct as university president, and when a local Oregon newspaper formally asked for copies of his e-mails. Instead of complying with the public records requests, he deleted multiple e-mails directly asked for by the newspaper, which is recoverable on the university’s servers.

He is under significant pressure after being reprimanded by the board of trustees and facing an internal investigation into his conduct.