Frank Brown announced today that he is retiring as President of Columbus State University.
Brown, in his 20th year as president, said his last day will be June 30, 2008. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the school.
In June, Brown will have been a CSU staff member for 27 years.
"There's no place on earth that I would rather have served than here," he told a gathering of school staff at a luncheon. "My heart is here."
He said the Board of Regents will begin the search for a new leader in January and he is ready to help CSU "prepare for the transition."