The University of Dayton’s vice president for research has announced his retirement.
John Leland joined UDRI in 2000 and was promoted to VP for research in 2013, the university said.
“While John will be missed as a leader and as a person, his legacy is secure as a historic builder for UDRI,” said Eric Spina, University of Dayton President. “He has done a great job of identifying and preparing senior leaders within UDRI who are well-positioned to move into executive leadership roles and steer the institute toward continued success.”
With Leland’s departure, there will be a restructuring in the university’s research leadership roles to support UDRI and academic researchers in the schools and college, a university spokesperson said.
Leland says he can not wait to spend more time with friends and family, as well as spending more time traveling.