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Westminster president to retire after 36 years at college

By Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 8th, 2017 @ 10:31am


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SALT LAKE CITY — Westminster College president Stephen Morgan will retire from his position at the end of the academic year, the school announced Friday.

Morgan, who became Westminster’s president in 2015, began working at the college in 1981 as an auditor. He also worked as the school’s treasurer, executive vice president and vice president for institutional advancement before he was named the college’s 18th president since it was established in 1875.

“It has been a special honor to have served the better half of my life at Westminster,” he said in a prepared statement. “I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as president of this great institution.

"Westminster and its community will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Morgan will officially retire in June 2018. He oversaw the creation of a new Honors College, the hiring of its first chief diversity officer and the college’s final provisional year into Division II status in the NCAA. He also helped in several major building projects over his 36-year tenure at the school.

“During his tenure, he has found ways to bring out the best of everything that Westminster has to offer,” said Jeanne Ambruster, chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, in a statement. “We are very appreciative of his longtime commitment to the college and wish him the best in his retirement years.”

No timetable was provided Friday for the process of finding Morgan’s successor.

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