Longwood University President Resigns for Health Reasons

May 15, 2012

Longwood University President Patrick Finnegan plans to step down because of health problems.

Finnegan has been on leave for several weeks because of health reasons. The university said Tuesday that he submitted his resignation to the Board of Visitors, effective June 30.

Ken Perkins, interim vice president for academic affairs, will continue to serve as acting president. The board will meet soon to appoint an interim president.

Finnegan became the school's 25th president in July 2010 after serving 11 years as a law professor and administrator at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also served as the academy's chief academic officer from 2005-2010.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 151585365 - newsplex.com/a?a=151585365
Gray Television, Inc.