OU president David Boren delivers speech at Stoops statue unveiling

Ruben Hill
April 15, 2018

Will be updated. With AP Photos. Boren is a former US senator and has been the university's president since 1994.

University of Oklahoma president David Boren was taken off in a stretcher by paramedics Saturday morning after delivering a speech honoring retired Sooner football coach Bob Stoops. He had spoken earlier in the ceremony.

OU's outgoing president David Boren's suffered a minor stroke during a speech at the dedication of Bob Stoops' statue.

Boren, 76, is a former US senator and has been the university's president since 1994.

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After speaking with paramedics, Boren was put on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. The school did not immediately respond to a request for details regarding Boren's condition. Just taking some precautions. The statement said Boren was taken to OU Medical Center where he underwent several tests. Stoops and his wife Carol are at left.

Boren, who is retiring at the end of the academic year, recently had what Castiglione termed as "another event".

Jim Gallogly, who was in attendance at the statue unveiling, will become the university's new president July 1.

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