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VP Of Student Affairs Eric Sexton Resigns From Wichita State

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Eric Sexton, vice president for student affairs at Wichita State University, is stepping down.

Sexton announced his resignation Tuesday, a little more than a year after taking over the position. It will go into effect mid-July.

“It is time for me to change the trajectory of my professional life,” Sexton said in his resignation letter. “I want to sincerely thank the countless students, faculty, staff and alumni who have helped me. I will always be a Shocker.”

Sexton, a graduate of WSU, worked for the university for 26 years in a variety of roles. He was named athletic director in 2008, but stepped down after some students complained that his dual role as vice president of student affairs made them uncomfortable.

WSU provost and senior vice president Tony Vizzini said in a news release that he regrets “losing a colleague like Eric from the team,” but that he appreciates the work Sexton has done for the university.

Vizzini will take over operational supervision of Student Affairs while the university holds a national search for Sexton’s replacement.

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