Crookston chancellor announces retirement plans

Molly Novak

University of Minnesota, Crookston Chancellor Charles Casey announced Tuesday he will be retiring this summer.

Crookston is one of the five campuses in the Univerity’s state-wide system, with 1,600 undergraduate students enrolled.

Casey will officially step down from his position June 30. According to a press release, President Eric Kaler and Senior Vice President Robert Jones – who oversees coordination among the campuses – will soon begin a national search for a replacement.

Casey, who is a University alumnus, has held his position as chancellor since September 2005. He has has served the University throughout the past 35 years in various roles, including as a two-term member of the Board of Regents.