The University of Otago proctor has resigned after just four months in the role.
Dave Miller took up the position at the end of October, replacing Simon Thompson who retired.
Miller previously worked for the Ministry of Justice as the service delivery manager for Otago and South Canterbury courts.
He's going back to the justice sector, saying he's accepted a fantastic opportunity but leaves the university with regret.
The proctor's not giving interviews and a university spokesperson says staff are sorry to see him go.
He'll finish at the end of April, and the process to recruit a replacement will begin soon.