Cowley College President Williams resigns

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By Shane Farley
April 10, 2014 - 12:38:28 pm

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. - Tony Crouch to serve as interim president at Cowley College with the departure of Clark Williams.

Crouch will assume those duties Friday.

Crouch has been employed at the college since 1994 and previously served as interim president at the school from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 7, 2013.


Cowley College President Clark Williams has resigned his position with the school.

College staff said they received the announcement of his departure in an email this morning.

Williams had been under intense criticism for his decision to eliminate the men's and women's soccer program and other issues. More than 150 people attended a meeting of the college board of trustees last night where members presumably talked about the issue.

NewsCow and KSOK News will have more as it becomes available.

Williams had been on the job for less than a year.

Below is the text of Mr. Williams resignation letter, which was sent to staff members, this morning:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing to let you know that I will step down as president of Cowley College at the close of business, today. I have notified the chairman of the board of trustees of my decision, and I have outlined my reason for resigning in a private letter that I will deliver to him later on this afternoon.

Before I depart, however, I would like to signal to the superb faculty and staff of this outstanding college that I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you. Your dedication to academic achievement, institutional performance, and student success will ensure that Cowley College not only accomplishes its mission in the years ahead but also achieves universal recognition as Best in Class for its academic and athletic programs.

I wish for college, faculty, staff, and students fair winds and following seas.

Best regards, Clark

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