In her statement, Ungar says she will stay on for five months at the board’s request while it searches for the new executive director.
More to come, but until then, here is Ungar’s statement:
After months of reflection and soul searching, I have decided to step down as executive director of Oregon Humanities.
The past six years have been thrilling, challenging, and rewarding. I'm proud of the work we've accomplished in guiding the organization through some big changes and connecting more Oregonians to transformative ideas. It has been a privilege to work with our staff and board on these efforts. I'm eager to see the organization continue to thrive and grow in the coming years, and I'm excited about pursuing new challenges and opportunities.
At the board's request, I have agreed to stay up to five months during this transition. The board, led by Chair John Frohnmayer, will immediately begin a search for Oregon Humanities' next executive director. If you have any questions about the search, you can direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for making these last six years so wonderfully rewarding.