Lorraine Sterritt, the president of Saint Michael’s College, will retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year.
Sterritt announced her decision Tuesday, saying that she wanted to spend more time with her family and friends. She will remain at the school through June 30.
“Since beginning my tenure as president in 2018, I have had the distinct privilege of leading and witnessing Saint Michael’s celebrate academic and community successes, offering comfort and solace to one another through a historic pandemic and its ongoing challenges, and coming together to envision and prioritize the future of the College in new initiatives,” Sterritt said in a message posted on the school’s website.
Patricia Casey, chair of the Saint Michael’s Board of Trustees, thanked Sterritt for her leadership in a separate message posted online.
“Dr. Sterritt’s tenure at Saint Michael’s has been marked by the introduction of new majors, the initiation of a strategic planning process that resulted in our Forward with Purpose plan, and the creation of the Purposeful Learning Program,” Casey said. “Also noteworthy was her conscientious leadership navigating the College through the global pandemic.”
The college will hire a search firm to find a new president, Casey said, and the board of trustees “is committed to installing new leadership for the College by July 1, 2023.”
College administrators will decide whether to bring on an interim or permanent president, Casey said.