In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.
The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.
According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.
Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:
Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.
Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.
Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants public input on a $1.3 billion plan for improving and expanding rail service across the state.
Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.