Lewis Thayne. Photo courtesy of St. Michael’s College

Saint Michael’s College has chosen Lewis Thayne, a former college administrator in Pennsylvania, to be its interim president, the college announced last week. 

Thayne, a retired president of Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, Pennsylvania, will lead the Colchester institution until a permanent president is hired in early 2024, Saint Michael’s said Friday.

Thayne will start in his new role next month, replacing Lorraine Sterritt, who will retire June 30 after serving as president for five years. 

Before joining Lebanon Valley, Thayne held leadership positions at Columbia University, Franklin & Marshall College, Agnes Scott College, Mount Holyoke College and Bucknell University, according to his bio.

“I’ve been given a charge by the trustees to focus on enrollment, to work with the cabinet and the leadership of the faculty on the strategic plan, as well as on financial sustainability which every college and university is working on right now,” Thayne said in an announcement posted on the college’s website.

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