Mercyhust Univeristy president Michael Victor says he will be retiring next year.
The 59 year old victor told the university’s board of trustees that he will step down after serving a little over five years as the school’s president.
Victor previously served nine years as president of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.
A search for a new president will begin immediately.
Mercyhurst saw an 11 percent gain in new freshman enrollment and 50 percent increase in graduate enrollment this year.