York College president intends to retire this year

February 4, 2020 GMT

YORK, Neb. (AP) — The president of York College intends to retire this year.

The college announced Monday that Dr. Steve Eckman will stop down after his successor is named.

He’s the 20th president in the school’s 129-year history and has held the post since 2009.

“Steve has done a remarkable job in a challenging climate for private higher education,” said Dr. R. Wayne White, of Dallas, chairman of the college board of trustees.

Eckman’s tenure has been highlighted by several campus additions, including the construction of the Campbell Activity Center, Touchton Baseball Clubhouse, Clayton Museum of Ancient History and the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center.

Largely due to the growth of York’s online programs, the college reached a record enrollment of 519 during the spring 2020 semester.