University President Dale T. Knobel and the college’s Board of Trustees have announced an agreement on a new multi-year contract that will keep Knobel at Denison’s helm through the end of the 2012-13 academic year, when he plans to retire.
The timetable enables the college to conduct long-range planning for a smooth leadership succession, while retaining Knobel’s leadership through the next three academic years, a new round of strategic forecasting, and the completion of several important campus construction projects.
“I’m honored to be of service to this extraordinary college,” Knobel said. “My wife Tina and I feel like we’re part of a family here on ‘the Hill’, and we both look forward to what is yet to be accomplished in partnership with the Denison community as I move toward the completion of 15 years of college presidency.”
Knobel took leadership at Denison in the summer of 1998 and is the second-longest serving president in the history of the college. He is already among senior university presidents in the nation.
For more information, see the college’s press release on President Knobel’s announcement.