JAMESTOWN – The head of Jamestown Community College has announced he will be retiring at the end of the next academic year.
On Tuesday JCC announced that Dr. Cory Duckworth will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year.
Duckworth began serving as the college’s eighth president in 2013. He succeed Gregory T. DeCinque, who retired from JCC’s that same year after a 19-year presidency at the college.
Duckworth’s 33-year career in higher education has included leadership positions at several other colleges and universities. The Utah native said that his tenure as president of JCC will forever be considered one of the most exceptional experiences of his life.
Dr. Duckworth’s five-year contract with the college expires in summer 2018. The annual salary is $185,000.
The board of trustees is expected to begin a search for a new president soon.