May 14, 2010 5:39 PM by David Ortiviz

Colorado College President announces retirement

Colorado College President Richard Celeste announced Friday that he will serve a ninth and final academic year at the college. Celeste will retire in 2011. He became president of Colorado College in July 2002.

"I will approach my final year with the same enthusiasm and dedication I have invested over the past eight years," said Celeste.

"President Celeste will be retiring at the top of his game, and we'll be sorry to see him go," said Chair of the Board of Trustees Suzanne Woolsey. "He is responsible for increasing CC's visibility locally, nationally and internationally and for leading the effort that has already raised more than twice the gifts realized in the last fundraising campaign. He also exudes energy that is inspiring to all," she added.
The Board of Trustees will form a trustee search committee to find a successor.


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