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Marquette president stepping down

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The president of Marquette University is resigning at the end of the fall semester. The university said Friday that the Rev. Scott Pilarz informed the Board of Trustees of his decision.

Marquette says Pilarz announced his decision now so the university can have a new president in place for next school year. Pilarz will stay on through the fall semester, which ends Dec. 14. Pilarz says after 10 years as a university president, he wants to pursue new apostolic work as a Jesuit priest.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Marquette will begin the search for a new president immediately. Pilarz guided Marquette into a newly reconfigured Big East conference and brought in a dean for Marquette's largest college, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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