East Carolina University says Steve Ballard will remain at the university as chancellor.
Ballard has withdrawn as a candidate for the presidency of Kansas State University.
"The simplest reason is that Kansas State just didn't feel as good to me as ECU does," Ballard said. "You always learn something interviewing for competitive positions, and this one reminded me what a great place ECU is and how much I like working with the people here."
Ballard has been chancellor at ECU since May of 2004.
He was one of three finalists for the KSU position and visited the university two weeks ago with his wife. Kansas State has not announced yet who will become its new president.