According to a statement released by the university, Dr. Rogers says he'll retire at the end of August 2015 or when his successor has taken office.
At that time, Dr. Rogers will have spent 48 years at MSU.
He started working at the university in 1967 as a professor of chemistry and physics.
He held a couple other positions until he took over as university president in 2001.
After retirement, he says he plans to continue to be involved in higher education.
We will speak with Dr. Rogers today and will hear more from him coming up on KFDX 3 News tonight.
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