Mississippi State University's 18th president, Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong, today [March 7] announced his plans to leave his position no later than June 30.
He was named president in 2006, following more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, where he retired as a four-star general.
In announcing his decision, Foglesong issued the following statement:
"With the express purpose of helping the university move forward, I have asked the Commissioner of Higher Education that I be relieved as President not later than June 30, 2008. Mary and I are incredibly proud of the past two years and of the new records in enrollment and research, the economic development opportunities that have evolved across the state, the leadership performance of individuals and teams across the campus, the energy and enthusiasm of the Dawg Pack, and, of course, proud of our friends. Godspeed Bulldogs. Doc Foglesong."