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SCC President To Retire

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Southeastern Community College President Beverly Simone used last night’s Board of Trustees meeting to announce her retirement after 6 1/2 years with the college.

She emailed a copy of her statement from the meeting to college employees Monday night.

In it, Simone, who turns 66 this summer, says with many of her close friends retired and her family out of the area,she will retire this summer.  She says she will work with the Board of Trustees to determine a mutually agreeable date.

Simone will serve as President until her retirement takes effect.

She says the college had achieved much during her time as President, adding that there is still much to accomplish.

Simone had come under fire in recent months, in particular when the college’s faculty delivered a vote of no confidence in her.

A timetable for replacing Simone is unknown at this time.

More information on this story will be made available as it develops.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.