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The Texas Tribune—
COLLEGE STATION—Texas A&M University President Michael Young will retire at the end of the school year, he said in a letter obtained by The Texas Tribune.
His retirement is expected to take effect May 31, 2021, after which he will assume a newly created role as director of the school’s Institute for Religious Liberties and International Affairs within the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
“Marti (Young’s wife) and I have been discussing this for more than a year. We concluded that, after almost a quarter century of serving in senior academic leadership roles and an increasing desire to turn back to topics that occupied much of my previous career, this would be our last year,” Young said in a campus-wide announcement sent Wednesday morning.
Young joined the university as president in 2015. John Sharp, A&M System chancellor, recruited Young in his previous position as president and tenured professor of law at the University of Washington. The Harvard Law graduate also taught at the George Washington University Law School and was a Columbia University professor for more than two decades.