Pat Robertson will retire in 2010 as president of Regent University, the Virginia school he founded, announced officials of the university, with 4,500 students on campus or online. The 79-year-old Robertson founded the school in Virginia Beach in 1978 and has been president since 2000. After July 1 he will remain the university’s chancellor and a member of its board of trustees. He earlier reduced his role at Christian Broad casting Network. His son, Gordon, became CEO of the network in late 2007 as the elder Robertson remained its chair.