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St. Thomas U's president resigns

After 20 years spent in administration, Higgins wanted to "redirect his energy"

The president of St. Thomas University in Fredericton has resigned, citing a desire to work on other projects during the final years of his academic career.

Michael Higgins has been president of the university for three years.

In a statement today, Higgins says he has committed to write two books and a documentary series, as well as conduct research in the area of Catholic higher education.

He says after 20 years in university administration it was time to redirect his energy.

The university’s board of governors has accepted the resignation, which takes effect at the end of December.

Board chairwoman Andrea Seymour says the search for a new president could take up to 18 months.

– The Canadian Press

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