- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - The University of Northern Iowa president is leaving Iowa to accept a position at an Ohio college.

University officials announced Wednesday that President Bill Ruud is leaving UNI after three years and will become the president of the Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio on July 3.

An interim president will be named at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting in June.

He became the university’s tenth president in 2013. Before coming to Iowa he served as the president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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