HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The president of Coker University has resigned upon request, according to the administration.

The university accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert L. Wyatt as president effective immediately on Friday. University officials did not state the reason for his resignation.

Wyatt had been a staff member with the university since 2009.

The board of trustees requested the resignation and has formed a search committee to determine interim leadership. The board also has begun a search for a permanent president.

A press release for the university states:

“Today the Coker University Board of Trustees requested and accepted Dr. Robert L. Wyatt’s resignation as president and ex officio board member of the university, effective immediately.

The Board of Trustees has formed a search committee to determine interim leadership for the University and has initiated the search for a world-class leader to guide the University’s future.

The Board of Trustees remains steadfast in its support of our students and extraordinary faulty and staff, and we are confident that the future holds great promise for Coker University.”