Daniel O. Bernstine, who was president of Portland State University during its period of exponential growth in the early 2000s, died last week. He was 69.
Bernstine was president of PSU from 1997 to 2007. During his 10-year tenure, the university brought in $114 million in donations, opened the Urban Studies Center, and added significant student housing to the downtown Portland campus. The student body also grew significantly, topping 25,000 in enrollment for the first time.