SDSU president announces plans to retire

By City News Service

The president of San Diego State University announced Tuesday he plans to retire at the end of the 2010-11 school year after 14 years.

Stephen Weber, who became president of SDSU in 1996, notified California State University Chancellor Charles Reed this morning that his last day will be July 5, 2011.

“I am so proud of what the people of San Diego State have accomplished over the past 14 years and I look forward to achieving the goals we have set for this coming year,” Weber said.

“Though I will end my tenure as president of San Diego State next summer, I have no doubt that with the foundation that has been laid and with the continuing support and guidance of SDSU’s excellent students, faculty and staff, the next president of San Diego State will have the privilege of leading SDSU into its best and brightest future,” he said.

Weber told faculty and staff three years ago that he would retire in 2011.

He plans to address students, faculty and staff in-person on his official decision to retire during SDSU’s All-University Convocation on Thursday, university officials said.

Weber is SDSU’s seventh president.