CU President Resigning

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University of Colorado President Hank Brown says he'll resign early next year, 30 months after he took over the state's flagship school besieged by scandals and criticism.

Brown says he's accomplished almost all of his goals, and plans to step down from his post on February First, 2008.

The 66-year-old Brown says enrollment and donations are surging, and that the university has "a new culture" of openess. The school had previously been criticized for secrecy in fundraising.

Brown is a former state senator who went on to serve in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991, and in the US Senate from 1991 to 1997.

He took over as interim president of the university in August 2005, and was named to the post on a permanent basis last May.

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