School of the Atlantic President Darron Collins will step down on the finish of the 2023-24 educational 12 months after greater than 12 years main the Bar Harbor-based college, in line with a information launch.
In an announcement, Collins, who graduated from the varsity in 1992, mentioned “presidential transitions are a pure and anticipated course of for establishments of upper training, and that is the fitting time for the faculty to embrace new management.”
Within the announcement, he highlighted main accomplishments throughout his tenure as president, together with the completion of two profitable capital campaigns, the latest of which raised $55 million; the development of three new buildings; a doubling of the quantity of scholar housing; and the varsity having been named the main inexperienced faculty by Princeton Evaluation from 2016-2023.
Different accomplishments he cited included bringing environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy and his Highway Line to campus and creating the School of the Atlantic Summer season Institute, now in its seventh 12 months.
The college’s Board of Trustees expects will type a presidential search committee, composed of school, college students, workers, and trustees, the announcement said.
Collins is the primary alumni president of School of the Atlantic, in line with the announcement. He graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in human ecology in 1992 and holds a grasp’s diploma in Latin American research and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane College.
He beforehand labored for the World Vast Fund for Nature for 10 years, ending because the managing director of inventive belongings. He turned president of School of the Atlantic in 2011.