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Guilford College President Kent Chabotar to retire in 2014

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College President Kent Chabotar has announced that he plans to retire on June 30, 2014 after serving in the position since 2002.

School officials said the college has balanced budgets, increased enrollment, improved facilities and grounds, and developed two strategic plans during Chabotar’s time as president.

“The Bible says that to every thing there is a season,” Chabotar said in Friday’s announcement to the campus. “This is the season and time for me to do something else after twelve years in a job I have loved doing almost every day and in almost every way.”

School officials said the Board of Trustees will appoint a committee by its June meeting to conduct a national search for Chabotar’s successor.

After stepping down as president Chabotar said he plans to take a yearlong sabbatical and then teach at Guilford. He is also a professor of political science and has taught a course at the College almost every year of his presidency.