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Culver-Stockton begins search for new president as Valentine announces retirement

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CANTON, Mo. (WGEM) - The president of Culver-Stockton College has announced he will step down after becoming the first alumnus president in the 160-year history of the college.

Richard Valentine made the announcement Friday. Valentine will retire June 30, 2014. He's served as president since 2009.

"I need to start a new chapter in my life with my family," Valentine said. "Nevertheless, I will miss all of the wonderful people who are so committed to our college."

Board of Trustee Chair Ron Leftwich said Valentine's vision made the school better.

"[Valentine] has certainly been the right leader at the right time," Leftwich said. "Through his outstanding leadership, he has brought change and something different to campus."

The college said it would begin searching for a new president immediately. The college said in a statement that its board of trustees would work with a search firm and committee to find the next president.

The board of trustees voted to keep Valentine on for up to a year to support the college with fundraising efforts.
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