Andrew A. Sorensen, the University of South Carolina's 27th president, announced his retirement in December 2007. He will serve until July 31, 2008, and begin working in University health sciences.
Dec. 14, 2007
The Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina is very appreciative of the dynamic leadership and energetic service you have provided the University as President since July of 2002. Your numerous accomplishments, including the creation of the Innovista research campus and Health Sciences South Carolina, and your leadership in improving the University's community relations as well as positioning the University to continue its ascension in the rankings of the best public institutions of higher education are evidence of your service as President. The University is better positioned to fulfill its many missions for having had you serve as President, and the Board is sincerely grateful for your efforts.
We look forward to your continuing service to the University, as we have discussed. I know you will continue to serve with your contagious vigor, as a member of the faculty and health sciences administrator, the details of which will be finalized in coming days.
Thank you for our many recent conversations on this topic and for clearly pointing out that a seven-year capital campaign requires the continuous leadership of a single chief executive.
The Board is most appreciative of your willingness to serve as President until a long-term successor is in place.
Again, on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees I thank you for your many past and future contributions to the continuous improvement of our University.
Herbert C. Adams
Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-3106 firstname.lastname@example.org
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