UNM president announces he won’t seek second term

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank announced Friday that he will not be seeking a second term as the school’s president.

Read: Letter from the Office of the UNM President »

The university and its Board of Regents have seven months to select a successor, according to a statement from UNM. Frank’s current contract is scheduled to end on May 31, 2017.

UNM released the following statement from Frank about his decision:

For personal and institutional reasons, I decided that it was best to let the Regents know of my intentions. By announcing my decision now, we can gear up to move vigorously ahead to finish what we’ve started,” Frank said. “It will allow for a thoughtful, well-planned transition that will keep UNM making steady progress. I am pleased with what we have accomplished during my presidency, and it will be with great pride that I hand over the reins to the next president, who can build upon our successes.

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