Washtenaw Community College president Larry Whitworth plans to retire next year
October 18, 2010
Washtenaw Community College President Larry Whitworth is expected to submit his resignation at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, ending a 12-year career leading the growing college.
"The whole idea of submitting my letter (Tuesday) is to let the board start the process of hiring a search firm and finding the next president," Whitworth said. "I've been talking to them for some time about this. The goal is to have an orderly process and transition."
Whitworth will stay in his position until the end of the academic year, college officials said.
“He has been a remarkable visionary for the college, a steadfast advocate for students and a respected community leader,” college spokeswoman Janet Hawkins said this afternoon.
Whitworth said that after being in an administrative position in various colleges since 1967, he's looking forward to returning to the classroom somewhere, giving himself some more flexibility.