ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The director of Central Washington University’s wine program is leaving for industry opportunities in France, the school announced Thursday.

Amy Mumma developed CWU’s World Wine Program in 2003, including a four-year degree in global wine studies.

She leaves at the end of May, according to the CWU statement, and plans to base her activities in Aix-en-Provence, a region where wine has been produced for more than 2,600 years.

“Although I’m leaving Central, I hope to continue to be a resource to my graduates and the Washington wine industry,” Mumma said in the statement. “I would also like to thank the many people at CWU who have made this program a success.”