KENT, Ohio (AP) — The president of Kent State University says she’ll be stepping down from that job next year.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh Closing Rialto Street So Crews Can Repair Steps
University President Beverly Warren said in a letter to staff and students this past week that she’ll leave July 1 at the end of her current contract.
The 70-year-old Warren wrote that she’s spent her career making work the priority, but will shift her focus to “family and personal considerations” when she leaves.READ MORE: State Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Wanted For Arson, Domestic Assault
Warren became KSU’s second woman president in 2014 after serving as provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kent State Provost Todd Diacon says Warren’s transformation of the university “will serve as a lasting legacy of a job well done.”MORE NEWS: Carnegie Mellon University Reminding Students They Must Be Vaccinated For Upcoming Semester
University spokesman Eric Mansfield says search plans for Warren’s successor will be revealed in the coming weeks.