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Case Western Reserve University president to leave this year

February 4, 2020 GMT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The president of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio will be leaving that position this year, the university said Monday.

President Barbara Snyder announced Monday that she will leave the university in Cleveland by the end of the fall 2020 semester to become the next president of the Association of American Universities. A national search will be conducted to find Snyder’s successor, the university said in an e-newsletter distributed to its faculty, staff and students.

Snyder was named president of Case Western Reserve in July 2007.

The Association of American Universities, based in Washington, D.C., represents 65 research universities, including 63 in the United States and two in Canada.

Snyder said in the e-newsletter that the opportunity to serve as Case Western Reserve’s president “has been the greatest professional privilege of my life.”

Case Western Reserve’s Board of Trustees chair James Wyant praised Snyder for her “energy, integrity, and powerful commitment to collaboration.”