Franklin College President James G. Moseley plans to retire at the end of the next academic year, capping 13 years in the position.
Under Moseley's leadership, "Franklin College has realized growth and enrichment, providing an excellent platform for continued success,” said Christine Fields, chair of the board of trustees. “Enrollment has grown and stabilized with 1,000 students on campus, budgets are balanced, the endowment has recovered from the recession, and interest from prospective students is particularly strong.”
Moseley, 68, announced his impending retirement on Thursday. The search for his replacement is expected to begin immediately, headed by two trustees who also are alumni.
Fields noted several initiatives under Moseley's tenure, including the growth of an internship program now used by 97 percent of students.
A key campus improvement and expansion was Grizzly Park on 78 acres of acquired farmland adjacent to the campus. The $5.8 million complex, funded entirely through private donations, includes a track and field complex, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, and practice fields for intramurals, soccer and lacrosse.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution located in the city of Franklin, 25 miles south of Indianapolis.