Published: Sat Jul 9, 2011
To: Members of the TTU Faculty and Staff
I wanted to inform you that Friday I met with TBR Chancellor John Morgan to inform him of my plans to retire in July of 2012. I believe this time frame will give the TBR and the University sufficient time to search for and select an outstanding new president for TTU.
I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the tremendous work you are doing at Tech, and for your friendship and support during the past eleven years. The 2011-2012 academic year will be my 36th year at TTU, with 12 of those years in service as president. Gloria and I will cherish the wonderful memories of these times, and will look forward to many more years of relationships with many of you as we retire in Cookeville.
Your great work makes this University a leader in the TBR System. I am confident that future years will be bright and I look forward to celebrating the continuing great accomplishments of this wonderful university. I wish each of you the very best.