College of Charleston searching for next President as current one will soon retire

College of Charleston (WCIV)

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees and members of the Presidential Search Committee met Tuesday to discuss the successor to President Glenn McConnell.

McConnell announced last week he would be retiring from his position this Summer.

At the meeting, the board also adopted motions to accept McConnell’s plan to retire which will go into effect Monday, July 2. At the meeting, Steve Osborne was also named as interim president of the College of Charleston, effective July 2, 2018.

“The Board of Trustees sincerely appreciates President McConnell's flexibility and willingness to stay a few months past [July 2, 2018] in an advisory capacity in order to ease the transition, and we will work with him regarding that specific timetable,” Board Chair David Hay said in an e-mail message to the campus community.

Hay also said the College will be holding a series of listening sessions in late February and early March to give all members of the CofC community an opportunity to give input on the desired characteristics of the College’s next president.

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