Dr. Jerome Penn Keuper

Statue of Florida Tech founder, Dr. Jerome Penn Keuper

President T. Dwayne McCay has announced his retirement as president of Florida Tech in an email sent this evening to faculty, staff, and students.

Earlier today, The Board of Trustees accepted McCay’s decision to retire at the end of the fiscal year.

McCay also announced that he was granted personal leave for the remainder of the year and will step down as president immediately.

In an email sent by Travis Proctor, chair of The Board of Trustees, it was stated that Provost Director Marco Carvalho will serve as acting president as the leadership transition process begins.

The letter also said that The Board of Trustees will begin a formal search process for the next president, with the search being led by a special board-appointed committee.

In the email announcing his retirement, McCay said that he will assist in this process.

“I will make myself available to support the leadership transition in any way possible,” McCay said.

The email stated that the reason for choosing to step down is personal.

“Now, however, it is time for me to devote more attention to my family and being president of a great school like ours deserves the full attention of its president,” McCay said.

McCay was inaugurated as the fifth president of Florida Tech in 2016, serving the school for more than five years.

 

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