BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University's provost and vice president of academic affairs has announced that she is resigning from the university in July.
Catherine Riordan has held the position since August 2009 but said she's going to move on to other academic pursuits, according to a statement from the university.
The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer at WWU and has senior leadership responsibility, serving as president when the president is unavailable. The job includes policy and decision responsibility for academic programs, faculty, academic budgets and academic facilities planning, as well as representing the university to outside organizations.
The annual pay is $200,000, according to a 2012 state salary listing.
WWU President Bruce Shepard is consulting with the leadership of faculty, students, colleges and trustees to make plans for future leadership of academic affairs.