'It is with mixed emotions that I announce I have informed the Regents that I will not seek a second term' UNM President Bob Franks
UNM President to Leave May 31, 2017
BY ABQ FREE PRESS STAFF
UNM President Bob Frank has submitted his resignation to the school’s board of regents, effective May 31, 2017.
The letter, dated Sept. 23, cites no reason for his decision not to seek an extension of his contract.
“It is with mixed emotions that I announce I have informed the Regents that I will not seek a second term as President of the University of New Mexico,” he said.
He apparently will stay on at UNM in some other capacity.
Frank’s letter cited his accomplishments since his appointment in 2012.
The Daily Lobo, UNM’s student newspaper, reported that the regents will start the search for a new president no later than the spring of 2017. If a search is unsuccessful before Frank’s departure, an interim president will be appointed, according to a statement from UNM.