BREAKING: Simmons To Leave Brown
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Brown University President Ruth Simmons will step down at the end of the school year, GoLocalProv has learned. Simmons sent an e-mail to the Brown University community this morning.
"I write to you today in all humility to tell you of my plans to step down from the Brown presidency at the end of the current academic year and to thank you in advance for what will have been eleven deeply satisfying years at the helm of this wonderful institution," Simmons wrote. While it was my original intention to retire at the end of ten years of service, I was dissuaded from doing so by Corporation officers. However, after much thought, I recently decided that this is the ideal time both for Brown and for me personally to begin the process of transitioning to new leadership."
Simmons continued: "The Corporation will soon describe the presidential search design and timeline. As we all await that announcement, we can be confident that Brown is positioned well to attract an able and inspiring leader. Under new leadership the University will continue on its strong upward trajectory by making bold choices, hewing to principles of equity and justice, and providing unique and rigorous programs that beckon to those seeking an education for tomorrow’s challenges."
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