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Kazee leaving UE after 8 years

The University of Evansville is looking for a new president. 

UE President Tom Kazee says he will step down after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Kazee has served as university president since 2010.

Before coming to Evansville, Kazee taught at Davidson College and was an administrator at University of the South and at Furman University.

A news release from UE says Kazee and his wife plan to move to Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, where Kazee says it will be “fun to read a book that doesn’t deal directly with higher education.”

UE Board President Linda White says Kazee provided “outstanding leadership” during his 8 years as UE president.

White says under Kazee’s leadership, the university implemented a facilities master plan that included renovations to the Bower-Surheinrich Library and Hyde Hall.

UE also added academic programs, including a Physicians Masters Degree that will be offered at the new downtown medical school.

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