President of Rhode Island School of Design to Step Down

John Maeda, the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, has announced that he will leave the school at the end of this semester, reports Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times. A former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Maeda joined RISD in 2008. He departs the school for Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California, where he will also consult for eBay.