“It has been a decade of dedication.” That’s what many staff, faculty, and friends have said about outgoing Colby Sawyer President, Tom C. Galligan, Jr.’s tenure at the college. He announced last September he would step down after his second five year term ended and was known for leading the college through the toughest economic times the country has faced since the Great Depression.
He never wavered in his belief that Colby-Sawyer would not only survive, but would thrive as a college that integrates strong liberal arts curriculum with professional preparation.
According to Tom Csatari, chair of the Board of Trustees, President Galligan’s legacy is a college that is better prepared for its future than it has been in many decades.
A search committee chaired by trustee Pete Volanakis and composed of board members, faculty, staff, a community member, and a student worked with the firm AGB Search to identify candidates and manage the process of appointing the college’s ninth president.
The committee voted unanimously to approve Susan D. Stuebner, as the ninth president. She will assume the duties of the office on July 1. Meanwhile, President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. has accepted the position of dean of Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. His role there begins July 1 as well.