University Registrar Robert Doolos said Monday he plans to step down from his position and seek retirement after 35 years at the University — 20 of which he has worked in his current office.
Doolos, whose retirement will be effective June 1, said the naming of newly elected LSU System President and Chancellor F. King Alexander had “no bearing whatsoever” on his decision to retire.
“I’ve certainly put the time in, and I figured it was a good time now,” Doolos said. “I’m happy with LSU, and I believe that LSU is happy with me too.”
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs T. Gilmour Reeve said a national search for Doolos’ replacement is under way. A search committee has been formed, and they are now accepting internal and external candidates for consideration, he said.
Reeve said there is a conference for university registrars soon, where the search committee plans to advertise the open position.
Reeve said he expects to interview candidates as soon as the end of April.
“He will be missed, but we wish him well,” Reeve said.