- The Ivy League's longest-serving current chief administrator, Yale University President Richard C. Levin, announced plans to resign Thursday after 20 years in the position.
- With Levin's announcement, a third of the eight-member Ivy Leagues have changed leadership in the last year.
- This Ivy League's leadership transition is part of a larger generational shift in higher education, resulting from the retirement of baby boomers.
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Higher education's most elite club is increasingly under new management. Richard C. Levin's announcement on Thursday that he would step down as Yale University's president promises yet another infusion of new blood into the leadership of the Ivy League. Brown University tapped Christina Hull Paxson as its new president in March, and Dartmouth College is looking to replace Jim Yong Kim, who became president of the World Bank in July. Mr. Levin, whose 20 years as president make him the Ivy League's longest-serving current chief, plans to resign at the end of the academic year. ...