LAS VEGAS — The embattled president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas says he is taking a job at a California school.

Len Jessup on Tuesday sent an email to the campus community announcing he will become president of Claremont Graduate University July 1.

Jessup says he will remain at UNLV through the May commencement ceremonies. His announcement comes weeks after he said he was job hunting and after media outlets reported he was being forced out of the school.

He says “personal and professional attacks” from the Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly and some members of the Board of Regents have created an “intolerable and unacceptable” environment.

Reilly recently cited “operational deficiencies” as the main reason for the creation of a chief operating officer position at the university.