Athens State University President Philip Way is resigning his position at the end of the year, he announced Friday.
“I have done what I aimed to do,” Way, the university’s president since 2019, said in a statement.
Way said he decided to step down to “rebalance my life, give more attention to conventional faculty activities as well as family and personal pursuits.”
Arthur Orr, a state senator and chairman of the university’s board of trustees, called a meeting of the board for Monday to vote on accepting Way’s resignation, which would go into effect Dec. 31.
“I want to thank Dr. Way for his service to this University,” Orr said in a statement. “The board and I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”