Kizer is reportedly returning to the state attorney general's office, where he previously worked before he took his position at the NSAC in 2006. Kizer stated, "It's time to move on. It's time to go back to being an attorney." He added, "When they asked me to serve in 2006, it was with the idea of a five-year commitment. So I stayed a little longer, and I leave with no hard feelings."
Francisco Aguilar, Chairman of the NSAC, said that Kizer was not force out of his role. Aguilar stated, "I was surprised. I won't deny there were some challenges, and we were working together to address those challenges. But I can assure you Keith was not pressured into his decision."
Kizer's successor has not yet been officially announced.