University of Oklahoma president David Boren suffered a minor stroke Saturday morning during a statue dedication ceremony for former football coach Bob Stoops on campus, the university announced in a statement.
Update: DBo suffered a minor stroke but is ok. pic.twitter.com/dKUuknVAeP
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As of 5:58 p.m. CT, Boren was “alert” and in “good spirits,” according to the statement. No further updates are currently available.
Boren, 76, was carted away from the ceremony in a stretcher after struggling to return to his seat after speaking at the podium. He was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he underwent several tests, per the statement.
The ceremony for Stoops was one of several festivities surrounding Oklahoma football’s spring game, which was played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Boren has served as president since November 1994. He announced last September that he will retire from his position on June 30, with James Gallogly set to succeed Boren — effective July 1.
DieHards.com’s Joe Buettner contributed to this report.