Rockford College selects new leader
Robert Head, who has been president of a private college in Ohio since 2001, has been named president ofRockford College and will assume his duties full time in July.Read Rockford College's news release
Head, 53, was an easy choice from among 50 applicants because of his experience in the business and educational fields, College Board Chairman Ray Wood said.
Head spent nearly 20 years in marketing and operating trust companies before going into education 15 years ago. He is at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio.
“He’s got the experience we were looking for. As a college president, he dealt with difficult situations and had positive results,” Wood said. “We believe his private sector work, and in particular, financial training, is important was we go forward.”
Head’s wife is a health-care professional. They have three children.
The announcement of Head’s career move was made simultaneously at 1 p.m. Illinois time today at Rockford College and Urbana University.
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