Wichita State University president Don Beggs says he plans to resign from his position.
Beggs, who is 70, has been president of WSU since 1999. He is the 12th president in the history of Wichita State.
Beggs says his resignation will take effect once the Kansas Board of Regents names a successor, which is expected to be in place during the summer of 2012.
In a statement to WSU staff Beggs said "The Kansas Board of Regents is determined to identify a person who is committed to our students, faculty, staff and alumni. The success of our university is a reflection on each of you and the special city and region that we serve. We are continuing to change to be prepared to address new challenges as our world changes. We will continue to do more to be more. I am committed to full speed ahead to make this a positive year in every way".