RANDOLPH, VT. >> The president of Vermont Technical College is stepping down to lead a nonprofit.

Dan Smith, who's been president since 2014, will step down in August.

He's leaving to become president and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation, a Middlebury-based nonprofit that facilitates charitable giving for philanthropists, funds and other foundations.

Smith was the director of community relations and public policy for the Vermont State College System before being appointed interim president of Vermont Tech in April 2014. He became the president in November of that year.

The Vermont State College System said in a statement that the interim VTC president will be appointed before the coming school year begins.