Minot State University President David Fuller plans to retire in June 2014.
Fuller, who became president at Minot State in 2004, announced his plans on Wednesday.
"I wish to give our campus, community and the State Board of Higher Education a clear sense of the plans and the date, so that timely preparations can be made to proceed with a search and an orderly transition for my successor," said Fuller in a press release.
Fuller, MSU's eighth president, also serves as president of Dakota College at Bottineau.
He announced that he will continue in both roles until his retirement and plans to focus on preparations for the upcoming 2013-2014 centennial celebration at MSU, groundwork for an upcoming comprehensive capital campaign and post-flood recovery.
"Our university still has considerable work to address the effects of the devastating Souris River Flood, the resulting housing shortages and the corresponding enrollment challenges," said Fuller. "I am confident that we are making good progress on each of those, but there is still a lot of work remaining."
After he arrived on campus in 2004, Fuller developed a seven-year proposal focused on the 2013 centennial. According to a press release, the subsequent plan, known as "Vision 2013," outlined strategies and tactics to raise awareness of MSU beyond northwestern North Dakota and achieve national distinction in the upper Great Plains region. As a result, MSU underwent several initiatives to strengthen campus infrastructure, enhance academic programs and heighten its commitment to student success through on and off-campus learning experiences.