Charmaine Jefferson, director of Los Angeles’ California African American Museum will depart her post by the end of the day today, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“From my heart I thank you for having allowed me this great leadership opportunity,” she wrote in a message on the museum’s website.
Jefferson spent more than a decade at the head of the museum, and leaves ahead of a major renovation, estimated to cost $67.3 million in 2011, with plans to triple the museum’s 44,000 square feet.
The museum’s board president Todd Hawkins said that plan will likely be scaled back “to some degree,” though Jefferson’s successor will still have a big job ahead of her. The board will soon appoint an interim director before a “national search” for Jefferson’s replacement.