Dr. Carol Z. Garrison announced today that she is stepping down as president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Garrison, who was named the sixth president of UAB in 2002, announced she will continue serving until an interim president is named.
"I have had an extremely rewarding 10 years as president of UAB," Garrison said in a statement. "Most of all, I have appreciated the opportunity to work with a team of talented and dedicated administrators, and with students, faculty and staff that any university would be proud to claim."
Garrison came to UAB from the University of Louisville, where she was acting president. She was hired after the tumultuous departure of UAB's former president, W. Ann Reynolds.