Trev Alberts, Nebraska’s AD, released a statement on the departure of university president Ted Carter, who was hired by Ohio State Tuesday.

Carter has served as president of the Nebraska system since January 2020. Here’s what Alberts’ statement said on his departure:

Carter will be tasked with finding a new athletic director for the Buckeyes following Gene Smith’s announcement that he will step down next summer.

Carter will remain Nebraska’s university president until he assumes his post at Ohio State on Jan. 1 2024.

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve as president of Ohio State, an institution founded upon and well known across the globe for research, teaching and an enduring commitment to service,” Carter said in a statement Tuesday. “The work being done across Ohio and beyond to shape the future of research and innovation, workforce development, the arts, health care, college affordability and college athletics is remarkable. These are areas of particular passion for me, and I can’t wait to begin my journey as a Buckeye.”