Western Oregon University president stepping down

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Western Oregon University President John Minahan will step down before the fall term.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports Minahan is citing his health and his doubt that his drive and stamina are sufficient to meet the demands of his job.

The paper says Minahan retired as provost in June of 2004 and returned as president in 2005, at first on an interim basis.

He has presided over an increase in student numbers. In 2007, the school topped 5,000 for the first time and reached 6,000 in 2010.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com