POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The first female president in the history of Dutchess Community College will be stepping down at the end of July. Pamela Edington, who has led the college for six years, is retiring.
A spokeswoman for the college said it is developing plans for a search and will share information when it is available, the Poughkeepsie Journal said.
Edington was the fifth president of the college and was appointed to the post in August 2014.
Prior to becoming president, she served for nine years as dean of academic affairs and then provost of Norwalk Community College in Connecticut.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro offered Edington thanks and his best wishes in her retirement.
“Under Pamela’s leadership, DCC has extended its wide reach into the community with innovative partnerships, including the E-Tech program with the Poughkeepsie City School District and the satellite location at the Family Partnership Center," he said in a released statement.
"Pamela has achieved so much during a relatively short time at DCC, including leading the institution through the challenges faced with the COVID-19, and we are thankful for her service. As she prepares to head west and enjoy much deserved time with family, we wish her the very best with her next chapter,” Molinaro said.