University of Arkansas says Sugg to retire in mid-2011

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The University of Arkansas System has announced that President B. Alan Sugg will retire 13 months from now.

A statement from the university system says Sugg will step down June 30, 2011. He has served as president for 20 years and now presides over a 17-campus system with 60,000 students and 18,000 employees.

University trustees will have to pick Sugg's replacement. The trustees' chaiman, John Ed Anthony, called Sugg a "true statesman and ambassador" for the state and the university.

Sugg received two degrees from Arkansas in the 1960s and a doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. He was a pole vaulter on the Razorbacks' track team.

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