After informing the Associated Students of CSU Senate that CSU President Larry Penley has resigned, student government president Taylor Smoot told the Collegian he was “angry” at Penley.
“I don’t feel like CSU is a stepping stone to another higher learning institution,” Smoot said, referencing Penley’s e-mail to Board of Governors chairman Doug Jones. In it, Penley stated he would like to pursue other leadership positions in higher education.
In an interview, Jones said he was not sure what other opportunities Penley planned to pursue, saying that he did not think Penley had interviewed at any other university.
Smoot called for students to put faith into interim President Tony Frank, who will be acting head of the university until a replacement is found.
Penley is taking vacation until his resignation takes effect Nov. 30.
A hiring committee is planned to begin its search for a permanent university president in a few months, according to an e-mail from Jones.