An email from the President’s Office informed the Doane community that Jacque Carter has decided to quit his position as the president of the university.

“I write today to share with you the news that I have decided to complete my time as President of Doane University at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. My final day will be June 30, 2021,” the email said. 

Carter announced to the Board of Trustees that he intended to step down on November 9, during the voting process on prioritization.

According to a press release from the university, Carter believes it is “a good time to hand over the wheel to a new President.”

After months of working on prioritization, Carter will leave before most of his recommendations are put into action.

“A decision like this is never made lightly,” Dr. Carter said. “Many considerations, both personal and professional, went into this decision for me.”

A committee has been chosen to help select the new university president. 

“The Board of Trustees will be convening a search committee for Doane’s next president. Paul Schelstraete will chair this committee. Once the committee is formed more information about the search will be shared with the Doane Community,” the email said. “I want to ensure and commit to a smooth transition for the community and the next leader of Doane University.”