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DePauw President Mark McCoy stepping down

Will leave next May
Posted: 12:55 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-13 23:03:34-04

GREENCASTLE — DePauw University will be looking for a new president.

Mark McCoy said Monday he will step down next May, after four years at the helm of the Greencastle school.

"I have loved my time at DePauw as dean and president," said McCoy. "I remain in awe of our faculty, staff, students and alumni and will treasure the relationships developed here for a lifetime."

McCoy's time at DePauw began in 2011 as dean of the School of Music.

He became president of the university, which has about 2,300 students, in 2016.

"The trustees accept Dr. McCoy's resignation with regret and deep gratitude for his selfless contributions to DePauw," said Kathy Patterson Vrabeck, chair of the school's board of trustees.

McCoy said he is proud of DePauw administrators for their focus on building a strong foundation for the future.

"At this time, I believe that new leadership can build on this stronger foundation and I'm committed to working hand-in-hand with the board, faculty, staff and alumni to not only ensure a smooth transition, but equip the next president of DePauw to capitalize on the progress we've made and the foundation-building we've undertaken together," he said.

Much of McCoy's focus has been on overseeing a soon-to-be-completed fundraising campaign.