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Fos to step down as president of UNO

UNO President Peter Fos announced he will retire in January. (FOX 8 Photo) UNO President Peter Fos announced he will retire in January. (FOX 8 Photo)
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University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016.

“Serving as the president of my alma mater has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream,” Fos said. “The University of New Orleans is incredibly special to me, and I have worked tirelessly to make it a better place for our students, faculty and staff."

Fos, who is from New Orleans and graduated from UNO, will have been president of the college for five years when he steps down.

"I believe that I have contributed all that I can, and it is because I care so much for the institution that I can say it is time for a new president to bring it to new heights. I also wanted to give the University of Louisiana System sufficient time for it to carry out a seamless transition,” Fos said.

Before serving as UNO's president, Fos was a professor and program director of health policy and systems management at LSU Health Sciences Center.

He also spent three years as provost and executive vice president at The University of Texas at Tyler and as dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi for four years.

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