MOBILE, Ala. (UMobile) — After more than 17 years as president of the University of Mobile (UMobile), Mark Foley announced today that he will step down as head of the Baptist-affiliated college in 2016.
“Since accepting the position of president of the University of Mobile in 1998, it has been my determination that part of my responsibility is, at the appropriate time, to lead the institution carefully and effectively into the hands of my successor,” Foley said. “Just as in a relay race, the key to winning is an effective handoff. I believe now is the time to begin that handoff.”
Foley announced his retirement during the Oct. 8 meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees. Board Chairman Terry Harbin said the Board has formed a search committee and that the process to select the university’s fourth president is expected to take six to nine months.
In a letter to students, faculty and staff, Foley said he will continue as president until July 31, 2016, or until a successor is in place.
To read the full story, see the Oct. 15 issue of The Alabama Baptist.