Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, has announced his intention to conclude his term as chancellor, effective no later than July 1, 2019. Wrighton, who has served in the role since 1995, shared the news with the university’s Board of Trustees at its fall meeting on Oct. 6.
“I am very proud of the progress that has been made at Washington University during my years as chancellor,” Wrighton said. “Much has been accomplished in partnership with a long list of strong, effective leaders across the university. Together, we have accomplished something extraordinary in the past 22 years, building upon the remarkable foundation established by Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth.