Drew University president Robert Weisbuch announced today that he will step down June 30 after seven years as head of the liberal arts college in Madison.
The university’s Board of Trustees said former economics professor Vivian Bull, president emerita of Linfield College in Oregon, will serve as president until a permanent successor is found.
In a letter to the university community today, Weisbuch affirmed his belief that the school is "poised to become a model of real-world liberal education."
"Drew’s original purpose, to employ learning in service to humanity, has been renewed and redefined," he wrote. "I will leave Drew with a strong sense of fulfillment that together we have achieved major improvements in terms of student diversity, faculty scholarship ... and student engagement."