Longtime Wiley College (Tx.) president Haywood Strickland announced that he will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. He has led the institution since 2000.
“As a result of your stewardship and investment of time, talent and resources, together we have led Wiley College boldly into the 21st Century,” Strickland wrote in a letter presented to the college’s trustees. “At the same time, we also have remained vigilant about the college’s role and its noble purpose of preparing and sending forth graduates who are well-equipped to succeed in graduate schools and/or to launch their first-destination careers.”
Wiley’s trustees have already formed a search committee, and are working to recruit and name a successor.
President Strickland’s retirement announcement marks the third HBCU president to announce a resignation in the 2017-18 school year, after Tashni Dubroy (Shaw) and Roslyn Clark Artis (Florida Memorial) announced they’d accept new positions at Howard University and Benedict College, respectively.