LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Bob Sternberg says he decided to resign as president of the University of Wyoming because he didn't feel he had the full support of the Board of Trustees.

Sternberg says he decided to resign after having a discussion Wednesday evening with trustees President Dave Bostrom.

Word of Sternberg's resignation Thursday evening followed a nearly all-day, closed-door meeting of the trustees.

Sternberg has been under fire in recent days over his management of the state's only four-year university. Five administrators and three deans have decided to leave their jobs since he became president on July 1.

His resignation is effective Dec. 31 and comes after just over four months after he took over the job.

The university said he will be paid $325,000 for the following year.

More From K2 Radio