Boren then became a US Senator until 1994, when he retired from the US Senate and was succeeded by Jim Inhofe. A slew of politicians and organizations also issued statements following his announcement:
"As someone who has known David Boren for over 40 years, it was with mixed emotions that I learned of his decision to step down as president of the University of Oklahoma at the end of the academic year,” U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said.
“I consider President Boren to be the most consequential and influential Oklahoman since Robert S. Kerr. As a state legislator, governor, U.S. Senator and President of OU, he has contributed more than any other Oklahoman to the wellbeing of our country and the state of Oklahoma.”
"President Boren is an Oklahoma institution," said U.S. Sen. James Lankford.
"Throughout his five decades of public life, President Boren has honorably served the people of his state and nation. I join many Oklahomans today to express my gratitude to President Boren for his faithful service to the University of Oklahoma."
Boren will leave office at the end of the spring semester. No successor is yet named. OU Football legend,
Bob Stoops, resigned just weeks ago.
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