V. Lane Rawlins (credit: University of North Texas)

V. Lane Rawlins (credit: University of North Texas)

DENTON (AP) – The president of the University of North Texas has announced plans to retire by the end of 2013.

V. Lane Rawlins on Tuesday released a statement saying he will continue to lead the school in Denton until a new president is named. The 75-year-old Rawlins has served as UNT president since 2010.

Rawlins says he plans to spend more time with his family and on his personal commitments.

Rawlins is a former president of Washington State University and the University of Memphis.

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