OHSU mourns loss of a university leader and OHSU Foundation president
02/18/12 Portland, Ore.
Oregon Health & Science University staff are mourning the loss of OHSU Foundation President and OHSU Senior Vice President for Advancement Allan Price, who died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 17, while vacationing in Mexico.
Price, 56, assumed the presidency of the OHSU Foundation, OHSU’s nonprofit fundraising affiliate in 2008. He also served as OHSU’s senior vice president for advancement.
“Along with the entire OHSU community, I am devastated by this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” said OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D. " Allan was a great friend, a much-admired leader and an exceptional advocate for the university. We will miss him more than we can say.”
“This is just devastating and unexpected news and all of us at the foundation are deeply saddened,” said Keith Thomson, chairman of the OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees. “Allan’s life was tragically brief in years but incredibly rich in achievement and in friendships. While we mourn his death, we can also celebrate all he did to make the world – and Oregon in particular – a better place.”
His wife, Susan, and two sons survive Price.
Prior to his arrival at OHSU, Price served as vice president for university advancement and a member of the senior executive staff at the University of Oregon from 2001 to 2008. Before coming to Oregon, Price served Arizona State University, his alma mater, as vice president for institutional advancement, where he was responsible for development operations and public affairs. He served the Arizona Board of Regents as associate director for public affairs.