Sep 25, 2013 1:47 PM
ARCATA, Calif. (AP) — Humboldt State University, the northernmost four-year public college in California, will soon be in the market for a new president.
Rollin Richmond, the Arcata campus' leader since July 2002, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the school year.
Richmond, a geneticist by training, came to Humboldt from Iowa State University, where he served as provost.
The Times-Standard of Eureka reports (http://bit.ly/1bG4JhX ) that his accomplishments in California include diversifying the campus' student body and for making research a priority.
Like other Cal State presidents, his tenure in recent years has been marked by challenging budget cuts.
In 2009, the school's General Faculty Association issued a no-confidence vote in his leadership after Richmond appointed a professor to serve as campus provost instead of holding a national search for the post.
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