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Crowther to retire from RCC; search for new president begins

After serving as Rappahannock Community College president for more than 14 years, Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther announced last Thursday afternoon during a press conference at the school’s Warsaw campus her intentions to retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

According to Crowther, the search for a new president will begin in the coming weeks and will take six or seven months to complete.

As the college enters into its 50th year in 2020, Crowther said she couldn’t think of a better time to take the step into retirement, encompassing her mantra of change that has been at the forefront of her presidency. 

When Crowther interviewed for the president’s position at RCC, she said she told those interviewing her, “Don’t hire me if you want the place to look the same in five years.” She added, “Now, 15 years later, we look very different.”

Crowther emphasized that she will be leaving the college in good hands. “I s...

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