The president of the University of King’s College has announced he will be stepping down from his post next year.

Dr. William Barker, who also serves as the college’s vice-chancellor, is ending his term as president on June 30, 2011.

Dr. Barker became president in September of 2003. Following an administrative leave after his departure, he is expected to take on a teaching position in the English department at Dalhousie University.

In making yesterday’s announcement, King’s also noted Kim Kierans, the director of the school of journalism, has been appointed to school vice-president for a five-year term starting June 30.

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