Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College President Dr. John Mills has announced his intent to retire in June 2020 after three years of service to the institution. Anticipating Dr. Mill’s retirement, the Mount Aloysius College board of trustees has launched a nationwide presidential search.

“We are extremely appreciative of John’s dedication to the College, and the board wishes him all the best in his retirement,” said Richard Rose, chairperson of the Mount Aloysius College board of trustees. “Mount Aloysius College is a gem in this region, and our full attention is on the presidential search process.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the MAC mission for the past three years,” said Dr. Mills. “It is a challenging time in higher education, and I have no doubt that this place is positioned for long-term success. I look forward to watching the College’s progress in my retirement.”

Accomplishments during his time as president include overseeing multiple new programs including cybersecurity and a traditional BSN program, a large push for outdoor recreation for the student body and the community, high school degree programs such as the Applied Industrial Tech program at Forest Hills and Liberal Arts at Clearfield, the addition of multiple study abroad opportunities, workforce development initiatives with companies like NPC, and an ROTC program. Dr. Mills also brought new focus to fundraising that directly supports financial aid.

Neutral site interviews will take place in February and finalists will visit campus in March. The goal of the search is a May 2020 hire to join the College for the 2020-2021 academic year.