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University Of Connecticut President Steps Down

Thomas C. Katsouleas speaks to the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees after being appointed the school's 16th president on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in Storrs, Conn.
Pat Eaton-Robb
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Associated Press
Thomas C. Katsouleas speaks to the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees after being appointed the school's 16th president on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in Storrs, Conn.

University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas has submitted his resignation effective June 30.

Katsouleas sent a letter to the school's Board of Trustees in March, saying he was stepping down. He did not say why he was leaving.

The letter, made public Thursday, indicated he plans to stay at UConn as a faculty member. Katsouleas took the job in October 2019.

During his short tenure, he guided UConn through the height of the pandemic, but also faced budget issues that led to tuition hikes and cuts including the elimination of four athletic teams.