Susquehanna University president to step down in 2017

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 1, 2016 8:49 AM

Kurtz Lane, Academic Row at Susquehanna University. (Courtest of Wikkimedia Commons user Janey Apfelbaum)

(Selinsgrove) -- The president of a Snyder County university says he's resigning next year to lead a higher education executive search firm.

L. Jay Lemons says he's leaving Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove when his contract ends in June 2017.

The 56-year-old has been at the school for 16 years and says he's looking forward to making progress on some initiatives to help the university's next president.

The chair of Susquehanna's board, John Strangfeld, says in a letter that Lemons and his wife have left an "indelible mark'' on the school and consistently put students first.

He says he'll miss the partnership they had.

Lemons will become the president of Academic Search when he leaves the university.

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