Roseann Runte is resigning from her post as president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, the school announced Friday.
Runte's departure was announced at the March 23 board meeting and is effective July 31, 2017, the school said in a news release.
The school said Runte, who took the job in 2008, is leaving "to pursue another leadership opportunity."
Details about that opportunity will be announced in the coming week, said Carleton.
Runte was the first woman to be hired as president and vice-chancellor in the school's history.
Runte had previously served as president of l'Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia, Victoria University in Toronto and Old Dominion University in Virginia, and principal of York University's Glendon College..
Carleton's board of governors will work with management to develop a transition plan according to the board's bylaws, the school said.