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CMU president announces he will be stepping down in July

George Ross announces he will be stepping as Central Michigan University's 14th president. Photo Courtesy: Central Michigan University

ISABELLA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The president of Central Michigan University has announced that he will be stepping down.

George Ross made the announcement Monday.

Ross became CMU's 14th president in 2010.

During his presidency, Ross focused on nurturing student success, foster scholarly activity and strengthen partnerships on Michigan and beyond.

Central Michigan University launched the College of Medicine, which graduated its first class in May of 2017, and achieved 100% residency placement while Ross was in office.

In a statement, Ross says the decision to leave the university came as he realized there is no perfect time for leadership change because a vibrant, successful university always will be pursuing major initiatives.

Ross' stepping down is effective July 31, 2018.

Until then, Ross says the university will continue to work on breaking ground on the new Center for Integrated Health Studies, complete their search for a chief diversity officer, make decisions on recommendations of the organizational review committees and celebrate the public launch of the second and largest capital campaign in the school's history.

To read the whole statement from Ross, click here.

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