Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year, according to a report from the Columbus Dispatch.

Drake has been the president at Ohio State since 2014. He told the Columbus Dispatch that he and his wife have been contemplating the decision for “several months.” Drake said that now is the right time for him to step away from the position and said he’s pleased with the progress the school has made during his time in the role.

“I’m really proud of the position that the Ohio State University has achieved nationally in these years,” Drake said. “I’m proud of it and I’m also humbled by the incredible work of the entire team — our students, our faculty, our staff — the people who make all these things happen.”

According to the report, Drake will continue to stay in his role as an instructor at Ohio State after his retirement. He currently teaches a course on music during the Civil Rights movement.

Ohio State University will begin a search for Drake’s replacement.

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