Kroger officially begins at Reed on Monday. Reed Media Coordinator Kevin Myers says that he stood out from the other applicants.
“He did seem driven by an intellectual curiosity, and I think he's going to need that to be able to relate to the faculty and staff and students at Reed," Myers said. "And we are really looking forward to having him on board.”
Kroger moved to Portland ten years ago to be a professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. Before that he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York City.
Kroger has been Oregon’s Attorney General since 2009.
Ellen Rosenblum takes the oath of office at 11:30 a.m.
Rosenblum won the Democratic primary for attorney general and is expected to prevail in the November election. She's a former judge on the state appeals court and the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.