After almost a decade, Phail Wynn, vice president for Durham and regional affairs, is stepping down June 30, according to a Duke Today release.

The University has also announced an advisory search committee to find Wynn's replacement. President Vincent Price has appointed A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, to chair the committee. According to the release, Wynn was set to retire earlier in the year, but Price convinced Wynn to stay on till the end of the academic year.

“He and his staff were great in being accessible and involved in activities of the Durham community, such as affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity, Gang Reduction Strategy Steering Committee and certain investments in the city’s neighborhood revitalization efforts,” said former Durham Mayor Bill Bell, who is on the search committee, in the release.

Other members on the search committee include Duke trustee Allyson Duncan; Anna Gassman-Pines, associate professor of public policy, psychology and neuroscience; graduate student Kendal McBroom, Graduate and Professional Student Council’s vice president of community outreach; Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations; and senior Liz Brown, Duke Student Government’s vice president for Durham and regional affairs.