Yorkshire Coast College has confirmed that its principal, Clare Wareing, is to leave her role.
Mrs Wareing joined the college in 2013 after 16 years at York College but speculation about her future began to swell when she did not return to work after half-term.
The Grismby Institute, which runs the Lady Edith’s Drive-based institution, confirmed that Mrs Wareing was “leaving” but added that deputy principal Ann Hardy was taking over as principal “with immediate effect”.
The college is in negotiations about moving its two campuses, including the Scarborough School of Art at Westwood, to the University of Hull’s Filey Road site.
A spokesman for the Grimsby Institute said: “Under the leadership of Clare Wareing we have focused on teaching and learning; developing the aspirations of learners so they attain the highest possible levels of achievement from their experience with us.
“We thank Clare for her contribution and efforts in helping to meets the needs of learners and the local community, and wish her well for the future.
“As part of Yorkshire Coast College’s strategy to position itself as a leading further education provider we have a strong vision and focus on both the performance of learning and the responsiveness to learners, employers and our wider communities.”
The college will be advertising for a new principal and said there will be “no adverse impact” on students.