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Rockford College President Accepts Renewed Contract

Friday, February 11, 2011  
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For immediate release – 2/10/11
Contact: Bern Sundstedt, VP for Institutional Advancement, 815-226-3371
Rockford College Communications Office: 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill. –Robert L. Head, Ph.D., the 17th President of Rockford College, has accepted the Rockford College Board of Trustees’ offer of a new three year contract. This new contract will run through the completion of academic year 2013-14. 

Dave Rydell, Chair of the Rockford College Board of Trustees, stated "Dr. Head has provided great leadership to the College during his first three years and the Board is very pleased that his contract has been renewed for another three year period. In addition to being very engaged with the College, Robert and his wife Sheryl have also become active members in the greater Rockford community, serving on several boards of not for profits.”
 
Since Dr. Head’s arrival in June of 2008, the College has embarked on an aggressive and comprehensive strategic plan that focuses on three main strategies to further distinguish the College; 1) through academic programs designed to expand the College’s academic reputation, 2) through its commitment to the whole student experience, and 3) through stewardship of its assets – both human and physical. The College is also experiencing solid enrollment numbers for both the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters. Spring undergraduate enrollment is at its highest level in nine years, resulting in an eight percent increase in full time undergraduate students over last year.

Dr. Head adds, "It is an honor to serve Rockford College. I truly enjoy working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, Board, and friends to strengthen our institution and to expand our impact within higher education. I am excited to continue to move forward with a strategic planning process designed to further enhance the College’s 163-year legacy in Rockford of providing an outstanding education for its students.”


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