Ohio State alumnus and former football player Archie Griffin is set to step down from his position with the OSU Alumni Association and begin a new job as senior advisor within the OSU Office of Advancement, the university announced Tuesday.
“I am proud of the organization’s growth and accomplishments, I am deeply grateful to the staff, the support of the board, alumni members, community and university leaders and volunteers whose partnerships help to enhance the experiences of more than 500,000 Ohio State alumni around the world,” Griffin said in a released statement.
Griffin, who graduated in 1976 with a degree in industrial relations, has served as president and CEO of the OSU Alumni Association and senior vice president for alumni relations for more than 10 years, according to a university press release.
Prior to taking on his role at the Alumni Association, Griffin also worked for 20 years in the Department of Athletics, the release said.
Griffin is the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner in college football history, and was a three-time All American in 1973, 1974 and 1975.
In the release, University President Michael Drake called Griffin a “tireless champion of the university.”
“I am thrilled that Archie will continue his legacy of leadership at Ohio State while having the flexibility to spend more time with his loving family,” he said.
In his role of senior vice president of the Alumni Association, Griffin made an annual base salary of $373,493.28, according to university salary data from calendar year 2014.
Earlier this month, Griffin was announced as the Spring Commencement speaker. He is set to address more than 10,000 graduates and their families at the ceremony, held at Ohio Stadium on May 10.
The university will soon launch a national search for someone to take his place with the Alumni Association, the release said.