Dickinson College’s 28th — and first female — president will step down from the post this summer just shy of three years in the role.
Nancy A. Roseman made the announcement today.
Provost and Dean Neil Weissman will serve as interim president as the Board of Trustees launches a national search for Roseman’s successor, the university announced.
No specific reason for Roseman’s departure was given, but she did speak generally about the move in a letter to the campus community.
“As we develop our strategic plan, which will help inform our upcoming fundraising campaign, I realize that this time provides a natural moment of transition,” she wrote.
“It is an ideal time for the college to bring in a new president to lead these pivotal projects. And it is an ideal time for me to pursue other professional and personal goals.”
“I will leave Dickinson bolstered by the knowledge that the board has a first-rate interim president to steward the transition—and an incredible foundation for the next person fortunate enough to be selected as Dickinson’s president,” she added.
Board member Jim Chambers will chair the presidential search committee, which will include trustees, faculty, staff and students, the university announced.
The board accepted Roseman’s resignation “with respect for her thoughtful decision and gratitude for her significant accomplishments.”
She succeeded William Durden in 2013.