Oakland University's president announced his retirement on the same day his wife was relieved of her duties as coach of the school's women's basketball team.
Gary Russi said Wednesday he will retire after nearly 20 years heading up the 19,000-student suburban Detroit university.
Athletic director Tracy Huth also announced Wednesday that Russi's wife, Beckie Francis, was relieved of her position.
It was unclear if there was a connection between Russi's decision to retire and Francis' removal.
The 67-year-old Russi's retirement is effective Aug. 1.