University of Denver chancellor to retire

3:34 PM, Jan 17, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Chancellor Robert Coombe will retire at the end of the school year, the University of Denver announced Friday.

"This summer I will have been chancellor for nine years, and this year will mark both the completion of our ASCEND campaign and the 150th anniversary of the University's founding," Coombe said in a statement. "The University will be developing a new strategic plan over the coming months and will be moving into a new phase that will require steady leadership for at least another decade. It will be an exciting new time and we should have a new leader for that new time."

Coombe has been at DU for 33 years, serving as provost between 2001 and 2005.

He eventually became the university's 17th chancellor in 2005.

DU is now on international search for a new chancellor of the board of trustees expects announce a new chancellor by the end of the academic year.

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