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Doane president to step down at end of academic year

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Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM CST
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CRETE, Neb. (KOLN) - Dr. Jacque Carter, President of Doane University, has announced his decision to step down from his role on June 30, 2021.

President Carter informed the Board of Trustees of his decision on Monday.

“We are grateful for everything Dr. Carter has done for Doane during his tenure,” said Jill Smith, Doane University Board Chair. “President Carter has accomplished a lot in his nine-plus years and we look forward to working with Dr. Carter through the remainder of his tenure. The Board of Trustees will soon convene a search committee to begin the search for Doane’s next President.”

Dr. Carter is the 12th President at Doane University, coming to Doane after serving as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of New England. Carter was inaugurated as President on July 1, 2011.

“A decision like this is never made lightly,” Dr. Carter said. “Many considerations, both personal and professional, went into this decision for me. As I reflect on my tenure as President and recall the wonderful students I’ve met, the great people I’ve worked with, and the good things we have done, I’m also reminded that with every journey there is a beginning and an end. After a decade at the helm, I believe it’s a good time to hand over the wheel to a new President. I want to ensure and commit to a smooth transition for the community and the next leader of Doane University.”

In a release to the media, Doane said a search committee will be formed.

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