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Caltech president to lead Saudi Arabian university

Updated at: 02/19/2013 5:08 PM
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(AP) PASADENA, Calif. - California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau plans to step down from his position at the prestigious institute this year to lead a new Saudi Arabian university.

A Caltech statement says Chameau announced his decision in a letter Tuesday.

Caltech says that after his resignation, Chameau will lead the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

Before he became Caltech’s eighth president, Chameau was provost of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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