Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president of historically black Bennett College, is leaving the college to pursue other opportunities. The college’s board of trustees issued a statement Thursday that Dr. Fuse-Hall will step down from her role effective Aug. 15, per Greensboro.com Staff reporters. In the statement, the board said the black women’s college and Dr. Fuse-Hall mutually decided to part ways. Here is the full text of the statement.

During her three-year tenure, Dr. Fuse-Hall has made a positive impact on the school and her passion and contributions will be missed. While at Bennett College, she has continued to keep the focus on the college’s mission to develop women academically while encouraging leadership and civic involvement. During her term, Bennett College was ranked #2 by U.S. News and World Report among HBCUs for alumnae participation. Dr. Fuse-Hall’s efforts also expanded Bennett College’s study abroad program and she played an important role in the partnership with Wells Fargo Advisors, establishing a program to prepare students for the Series 7 exam to become financial advisors – the first program of its kind for an HBCU.