Mark Wrighton will retire as chancellor of Washington University no later than July 1, 2019, he announced in a statement to the University community Friday.
With Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s retirement announcement, the University begins the search for his successor.
Two lawsuits were filed alleging a breach of fiduciary law, causing excessive fees and millions of dollars of loss for its retirement plan participants, in June.
After 36 years as an administrator at Washington University, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Justin Carroll announced his retirement earlier this month due to personal reasons.
After 26 years at Washington University, Vice Chancellor for Students Sharon Stahl has announced her coming retirement for the end of the academic year.
Nearly four decades after taking control of Washington University’s middling athletic department, Director of Athletics John Schael will leave his post with the program now consistently ranked as one of the best in the country.
Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Fred Volkmann is retiring after 31 years at Washington University. During his time as vice chancellor, Volkmann has worked to make the University nationally and internationally recognized as an elite institution of higher education.
The retirement of the baby boomers will be accompanied by many problems, including an increased demand for social security and insecurity in the job market. One sector that will be especially affected is education.