President Carlos Campo to leave AU in 2024

ASHLAND — Carlos Campo, the president of Ashland University since 2015, has announced he has formally accepted a new leadership position and will be leaving AU. He will remain in his current role for the next nine to 12 months to allow the AU Board of Trustees to hire a new president. Details regarding Campo’s new position will be forthcoming.

The AU Board of Trustees will issue specific guidance regarding the search process for a new president in the weeks ahead. Jim Hess, chairman of the board, conveyed it hopes to have the new president in place by the spring of 2024.

During his nine years as president, Campo helped Ashland University achieve numerous milestones, including a successful reaccreditation, new program development, the expansion of the Correctional Education program to become the nation’s largest, establishment of a new military and veterans resource center, and a $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign.

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