PORTLAND — School officials say Dave Frohnmayer is retiring as president of the University of Oregon.

The 67-year-old Medford native has spent 14 years as president of Oregon's flagship university.

Previously, he was the state's attorney general.

He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1990 as a Republican against Democrat Barbara Roberts.

He is a native Oregonian and Rhodes scholar who attended Harvard and Oxford.

He also started a foundation with his wife, Lynn, to combat Fanconi anemia after the rare genetic blood disorder killed two of his daughters.

The announcement was first reported on Willamette Week's Web site Monday night.

— The Associated Press