YU President Richard Joel to step down

Marcy Oster

Richard Joel (Yeshiva University)

Richard Joel (Yeshiva University)

(JTA) — Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva University for the last 13 years, announced that he will step down at the end of his term.

Joel, 65, made the announcement Thursday in an email sent to staff, students and alumni, the Forward first reported. Joel’s term will expire in 2018.

The email was sent to announce the signing of a deal to transfer the operations and finances of its Albert Einstein College of Medicine to the Montefiore Health System.

Joel, who has shepherded the university through a major financial crisis, cited his age and years of service at Y.U. as the impetus for his decision.

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