- Associated Press - Sunday, March 23, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Donald Reaves says he will step down as chancellor of Winston-Salem State University after more than seven years leading the school.

But Reaves isn’t leaving the historically black college. He says he will join the school’s faculty as a political science professor with full tenure.

Reaves says he plans on stepping down as the school’s leader at the end of 2014, but will stay on if his successor has not been found by then.

Reaves says he has accomplished what he wanted to do at Winston-Salem State like improving student retention and graduation rates even though the state cut its funding for higher education.

He also says he only planned to stay five years when he was hired in August 2007.