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UWGB Chancellor Tom Harden will resign in August

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden says this year will be his last.  

He announced in a campus e-mail Wednesday that he'll step down next August, after five years in the post.  

Harden said the time is right for a transition to something new. He and his wife plan to stay in Green Bay -- where he'll help with campus fundraising, and a possible return to teaching in 2015.  

Harden said he made the announcement now, so school officials can conduct a national search for his replacement. He hopes a new person can come on board in time for the start of next fall's classes.  

Harden has spent about 35 years in higher education. Before coming to Green Bay, he was the president of Clayton State near Atlanta for nine years. He was also an instructor at Northern Kentucky in electronics, hydraulics, and industrial technology.  

UW-Green Bay has close to 6,500 students.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)