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President Lahey to retire from Quinnipiac in 2018

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By: Ayah Galal

In an email addressed to the Quinnipiac University community President John Lahey announced he will retire after the 2017-2018 academic year.

“Words alone cannot express the thanks and appreciation I feel for the privilege and honor I have been given to serve as President of Quinnipiac University for more than three decades,” Lahey wrote in the memo.

Lahey has been president since 1987 and when he retires in June 2018 he will have completed 31 years at Quinnipiac.

“Together during this time we have transformed a small local college with 1,902 students and three schools into a major national university with 10,000 students and nine schools and colleges, including a College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Law and School of Engineering,” Lahey added.

Over the course of his time at Quinnipiac, Lahey helped expand the university from 100 acres to 650 and the endowment from $5 million to $400 million, according to the Quinnipiac website.

Lahey also helped established the nationally recognized Quinnipiac University Poll as well as the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum.

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