Imperial Valley College President Gilbert M. Dominguez submitted a letter of resignation to the district's Board of Trustees on Wednesday night.
Dominguez has been the president of the college for more than six years and will resign effective June 28.
"I'm retiring. I've accomplished most of my goals and now I want to take some time to travel and enjoy life," Dominguez said.
He said he will take some time off and then may work as an interim college president for short periods of time. He said he is not sure if he will continue to live in the Imperial Valley.
Dominguez, who turns 60 Saturday, had hip replacement surgery over the semester break but said he is recovering quickly. He said the surgery has nothing to do with his decision to retire.