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UT president stepping down

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University of Toledo president Dr. Lloyd Jacobs has announced that he will step down from his post next year.  Jacobs has led UT for eight years and spent three years as head of the former Medical University of Ohio.  He will step aside effective June 30, 2015.

In a statement from the university, Jacobs says, "My time in Toledo has been among the most personally rewarding years of my life, and Ola and I are looking forward to many more at UT and in the community.  I'm excited by a new opportunity to help UT and other universities adapt to the financial and resource pressures that will grow only more challenging over time."

Joseph Zerbey, the chair of the UT Board of Trustees, says Jacobs will lead a new Institute of University Transformation.  UT leaders say the institute will integrate ways technology can help improve learning, increase access and reduce student costs.

Zerbey says a national search for a new president is planned, and the university will announce a formal search process soon.

 

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