GEORGETOWN, Ky. (ABP) — Half of Georgetown College's six vice presidents are resigning to pursue other opportunities.
Rather than an administrative crisis, however, Georgetown President Bill Crouch described the moves as positive examples of the strength and stability of the Kentucky Baptist school. “I think it is fabulous that Georgetown College is now producing vice presidents who are going off to other places,” Crouch said. “We're celebrating, thanking these people for what they've done for the college.”
Judy Rogers, vice president for leadership and ethics since 1997, has been named president of Cottey College, a small, two-year women's college in Nevada, Mo. Crouch said Rogers' responsibilities will be assigned to other administrators and that position will not be filled.
Bill Pollard, Georgetown's provost and dean of the college since 2000, has been named vice president and dean of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. He previously was Georgetown's vice president for academic affairs.
Michael Dawahare, vice president for institutional advancement since 2001, has resigned to start a weekly alternative newspaper, The Lexington City Paper. His duties will be assumed by other administrators.
Concerning her move to Cottey College, Rogers said, “I have aspired to a presidency for the last six or seven years. I think this is the right time for me and a wonderful opportunity.”
“This is not a crisis mode situation,” said Rosemary Allen, chair of Georgetown's English department, who was named interim provost. “Everyone sees this an opportunity for the people leaving and for the people staying.”