LeRoy Zimmerman to retire from boards connected to the Milton Hershey School

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Nov 29, 2011 10:45 AM

(Hershey) -- A former state attorney general has announced his retirement from two boards associated with The Hershey Company. LeRoy Zimmerman will retire as chairman of the board of both the Milton Hershey School and Hershey Trust Company. The Milton Hershey School is the largest residential school for impoverished children in the country, while the Hershey Trust Company oversees the board that funds the school. The 77-year-old Zimmerman says his age was a factor in his decision not to seek re-election to the boards. Under Zimmerman's tenure, the enrollment at the school grew from about 1,250 students in 2002 to more than 1,850 students today. The state Attorney General's office is investigating the trust that runs the Milton Hershey School amid questions over how much it paid for a golf course bought to serve as a buffer zone for the school.

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