UAF official resigns.

The University of Alaska's vice president for academic affairs has resigned, providing no reason in a brief email to colleagues and administrators.

Dan Julius says in the email sent Wednesday that he made the decision after consultation with his family and university president Pat Gamble.

Julius had served in the role at the university since 2007 and was also a professor in the School of Management at the Fairbanks campus.

In the email, Julius said he planned to formally retire after taking a year-long sabbatical.

He was one of six finalists last month to be the new chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth but wasn't selected for the position.