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IU president to retire in June

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — The president of Indiana University will retire in 2021.

IU President Michael McRobbie announced his intention to retire on June 30 of next year during an IU Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.

“By then, I will have had the enormous privilege and honor of serving as president of Indiana’s flagship public university for more than 14 years and in senior positions here for 24 years — over a third of my life,” McRobbie said in a statement posted to the university’s website Friday.

McRobbie said he is committed to working to overcome the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Of course, there is never a good time to leave the place and people you love, and I recognize that my message arrives as we are all working tirelessly — and with great courage and resolve — to ensure the safest possible start to the fall semester,” he said.

McRobbie became the university’s 18th president in 2007. He previously served as the university’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer.