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President quitting UP college founded by Finnish immigrants

Finlandia University

HANCOCK, MI (AP)— The president of Finlandia University is leaving.

Philip Johnson says he’s resigning as head of the Hancock school at the end of 2021-22 school year. He didn’t give a reason.

Johnson has been criticized by faculty members, who approved a “no-confidence” vote in June. In response, the school's governing board said attracting more students was a “top priority.”

Finlandia was known as Suomi College when it opened in 1896. The liberal arts school is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.