Georgetown College President William H. Crouch, Jr. has announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2013. Dr. Crouch has led the private, nonprofit college since 1991.
“Acknowledging that we have entered a new era in higher education and desiring only the best for Georgetown College’s future, I believe it is time to usher in a new leader who can harness all those dynamics which will continue the forward journey of the institution,” Crouch wrote in a letter to the chair of the college’s board of trustees.
Crouch is one of the longest-serving current AIKCU presidents. AIKCU President Gary S. Cox released this statement upon learning of Crouch’s retirement announcement:
Bill and Jan Crouch have given their all to Georgetown College for over two decades. Small college presidencies are 24/7 jobs. Every day Bill Crouch served as president he promoted an aggressive vision for the college, never wavering from his goal of making it the best it could be. Bill and Jan will leave the college academically strong, with a high-quality faculty and solid leadership across the board. Most importantly, they will retire knowing they have touched the lives of literally thousands of students.
I have no doubt the board of trustees will recruit another strong leader to the presidency and Georgetown College. The board and new president will build on a strong foundation to lead an even more successful, high quality small college that will continue graduating students prepared for a lifetime of personal and professional success.