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President quitting UP college founded by Finnish immigrants

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Finlandia University
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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.