BREAKING: Chancellor to retire

| Managing Editor

Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced he plans to retire no later than July 1, 2019 at the board of trustees annual fall meeting on Friday.

Wrighton, who has held the position since 1995, will end his tenure as the second-longest serving chancellor following Bill Danforth, who served as chancellor from 1971-1995.

Wrighton’s retirement will come after the completion of the Leading Together fundraising campaign at the end of June 2018, which he has spearheaded since 2012, and has raised over $2 billion thus far.

“I am very proud of the progress that has been made at Washington University during my years as chancellor,” Wrighton said in a University news release.

The University will conduct a global search, according to the release, for Wrighton’s successor.

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information becomes available.