Dr. Tito Guerrero is resigning from the presidency of Stephen F. Austin State University. He wants to leave this summer. Guerrero said in a prepared statement that he has new challenges and career opportunities before him. Guerrero is looking at a number of possibilities none he says he can talk about right now. Recently he was interviewed by Arkansas State University for a chancellor position.
In a phone call from Austin Guerrero said, "It's something that I've been contemplating for a while now. There wasn't a single opportunity or event regarding the possibility of moving that triggered this. I think you reach a point where if you're not careful you reach a point of diminishing return. And it's time to look at other opportunities."
During Guerrero's five years of service SFA has raised admission requirements, developed more diversification of student body, initiated $168-million in construction and generated $15-million in federal funds.
Board of regent chair Valerie Ertz says, "The university will continue on with its momentum and effort." Regent Joe Max Green who once led a campaign to get Guerrero a pay raise said, "I wish him the best of luck. He's done a lot for our university and I think now he just wants a new challenge."