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Baliles stepping down from U.Va's Miller Center

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles is stepping down as director and CEO of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs at the end of the year.

University President Teresa A. Sullivan says a national search will begin immediately for a new director for the Miller Center, which studies the presidency, U.S. and international policy and political history.

The 73-year-old Baliles has led the center since 2006. He's the fourth director of the center, which was founded in 1975.

Baliles served as governor from 1986 to 1990. He is a 1967 graduate of U.Va.'s law school.

Baliles says after some time off, he looks forward to reflect and possibly write about his work in public office, private practice and education institutions.

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