BRONZEVILLE — Illinois Institute of Technology President John Anderson announced Wednesday night that he would step down from his post on Aug. 1, 2015.
Anderson has served as president since 2007.
"Replacing John Anderson won't be easy," said Bud Wendorf, chairman of IIT's board of trustees, in a prepared statement. "He helped bring fiscal stability back to the university while simultaneously insisting upon an upward trajectory of academic excellence.”
Anderson helped expand the faculty at IIT, adding 15 new endowed professorships. The student class also swelled under Anderson, topping out at 7,850 enrolled students in the fall of 2013, the school's highest enrollment since 1950.
"When we interviewed John, we knew we had found someone who could do the impossible — keep the budget balanced, grow the student body, increase the endowment, never compromise on academic excellence and remind alumni that the school's best days are still ahead of it," said John Rowe, the former chairman of the board of trustees. "And boy did he deliver for us.”
Anderson will stay at the university after August 2015 as a professor of chemical engineering.
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