Ohio college's president plans to retire in 2016

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — The president of Miami University says he will retire in 2016 after 10 years leading the school in southwest Ohio.

David Hodge announced his plans Friday at a university board of trustees meeting. He says he will retire June 30, 2016, after more than four decades in higher education. He came from the University of Washington in 2006 to become Miami's 21st president.

He says he is announcing his plans now to allow plenty of time for a national search for his successor.

The public university based in Oxford has some 24,000 students, including graduate students and its regional campuses.