The president of Newman University is stepping down at the end of the calendar year from the Catholic school in Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Noreen Carrocci’s retirement was announced Tuesday. Board of Trustees chairwoman Teresa Hall Bartels said in a news release that Carrocci “put Newman University of the map” after she was named president in 2007. The release says that under Carrocci’s leadership, the four-year graduation rate improved by 30 percent. The university has also added more degree programs, including a seminary program, and built a new bio-science facility for its nursing and allied health programs.
Carrocci says that her “time at Newman has been a blessing both professionally and personally.”
The university plans to immediately begin a nationwide search for its next president.
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