Sandy Barbour's tenure as Cal athletic director is over.
Barbour and chancellor Nicholas Dirks have determined that it's time for a "change in leadership" atop the athletic department, a senior university administration official told this newspaper exclusively on Thursday.
Barbour's last day will be July 15. At that time, she will transition to a different role at the school: working on the academic side in a sports management program.
The move will become official at a news conference Friday at 1 p.m.
Cal will name an interim athletic director while it searches for Barbour's replacement.
The administration official declined to identify the interim by name but said he or she would be a former student-athlete and "prominent alum of the university."
Barbour has been in charge of Cal athletics since the fall of 2004, making her one of the longest-tenured athletic directors in the Pac-12.
On her watch, the Bears' Olympic sports have thrived and the men's basketball team program experienced a resurgence under coach Mike Montgomery, arguably her shrewdest hire.
But there have been significant setbacks, as well.
Poor budget management almost forced Cal to eliminate four intercollegiate sports, including baseball.
While she helped spearhead the construction of a new football training facility and the renovation of Memorial Stadium, the plan financing collapsed, forcing Cal to take drastic measures to service the debt.
The football team finished 1-11 last season under coach Sonny Dykes -- Barbour's hand-picked successor to Jeff Tedford.
Perhaps the greatest misstep of Barbour's tenure came in the classroom. NCAA data released last fall revealed that Cal's football graduation rate (44 percent) was the worst of any school in the major conferences, humiliating the university and leading to speculation about Barbour's future.