Volume 144, Number 1
President Brian C. Mitchell announces 2010 as final year
President Brian C. Mitchell, above, has been the President of the University for the past five years
When Brian C. Mitchell first took office he said in his inaugural address that he accepted the "resposibility with great enthusiasm, genuine humility, and a sense of exceptional promise..." On June 24th, 2009, five years later, President Mitchell, at 56 years old, announced the decision to step down as president, effective June 30, 2010.
In the announcement of his decision, Mitchell said that while he and wife Maryjane "contemplate our next steps in life" his "focus is on being president through the remainder of this academic year. I do want whatever I do next to focus on education because that is my passion." No definitive plans for the following year have been announced. (read more).