Cal State Fullerton President Framroze Virjee announced Monday that he will retire at the end of July.

In an announcement on the university’s website, Virjee said his choice to step down “was an incredibly hard decision — I love CSUF and the Titan family deeply, and as president over the past years, I have dedicated my entire being to this great institution and the students, faculty, staff, and community we serve.”

Virjee added he wants to “spend more time with our loved ones, and enjoy watching and supporting our beloved university and its faculty, staff, and students soar to even greater heights under the leadership of a new president.”

California State University Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester said Virjee “has been the epitome of a servant leader, displaying an infectious passion to improve opportunities for students.”

“An extraordinarily successful attorney, Fram came to the position of university president from a nontraditional background, but as both an immigrant and a first-generation college graduate, he strongly identified with the CSU mission,” Koester added.

“Throughout his presidency, he has been laser-focused on expanding access and success for students from all backgrounds.”

A national search will be done to find a new president of the university.

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