Morris College Board of Trustees has named Leroy Staggers, academic dean at the college, as interim president, effective July 1, as president Luns C. Richardson intends to retire on June 30.
Richardson, South Carolina’s longest sitting college president and United Negro College Fund’s longest member president, informed the board of trustees of his decision to retire as the president during a regular meeting on Oct. 29, 2016.
He will conclude his 43-year career with Morris College at 5 p.m. on June 30 according to a news release from the college.
Staggers, a Salters native and a graduate of C.E. Murray High School in Greelyville, earned an undergraduate degree from Voorhees College and earned both a master’s and a doctorate degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.