The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria has announced he will retire, after five years in the role.
Tributes have been paid to Professor Peter Strike, by his colleagues, and local politicians.
He oversaw a period of development for the university, in which money has been invested in new facilities and courses.
Last year's National Student Survey results were the best the university has received, and it's also done well when it comes to OFSTED inspections.
However, earlier this year he was forced to justify the cutting of around 60 jobs at the university, as part of efforts to save money in the next academic year.
Professor Peter Strike will stand down on 31 July, 2016.
The Chairman of the University Board says he's made "an exceptional contribution", and will continue to work to ensure the university progresses, before his retirement.
And Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron, who is also leader of the Liberal Democrats, says he can be proud of his record:
The University Board will conduct a national search and recruitment process, to find a replacement.
This will start in September with the intention to complete interviews and appointment early in the New Year of 2016, with the successful candidate taking up post in summer 2016.