Whitmore to step down next year as Tech Tech president

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech University President Jon Whitmore said Friday he will resign in one year or step aside if a permanent replacement is found sooner.

Whitmore, who has been president since September 2003, had said from the beginning he intended to stay five years. He said he has met every goal set when he took office, adding that the next president must grow the university to 40,000 students.

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