CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The College of Charleston has chosen retired administrator Steve Osborne to serve as interim president after retiring president Glenn McConnell steps down this summer.

The school said in a news release that Osborne will take over July 2. Osborne retired last summer as executive vice president of business affairs, but continued to work as a senior adviser to McConnell.

Board chairman David Hay said Osborne's selection will ensure "seamless continuity" of leadership. McConnell announced last week his retirement, citing his age and health as reasons for leaving the college after about four years in office. McConnell is 70.

Hay said McConnell is willing to stay "a few months" after his official retirement date to serve as an adviser to ease the transition.

The school has named an eight-member search panel.