Bruce Shepard announced Thursday that he will retire as president of Western Washington University at the close of the 2015-2016 academic year, after eight years on the job.
Shepard served as chancellor of UW-Green Bay from 2001 to 2008 before accepting the presidency at the Bellingham, Washington, school.
“Serving Western has been a richly rewarding privilege and so this has not been an easy decision. Yet, transitions always come and, after much reflection, I believe it is time for Western and for Cyndie and me. We are deeply grateful for having the opportunity to serve Western, look forward to an exciting final year, and know that, over the years that then follow, we will always proudly be Vikings,” Bruce Shepard said.
For the full news release summarizing Shepard’s tenure at WWU, click here.