CNU President Paul Trible announces his retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, according to a statement from the university.
Trible was president of the university for over 25 years.
After his retirement, Trible will occupy a new post for one year with the title of Chancellor. Adelia Thompson will serve as the university’s interim president, and a search committee will seek candidates for the university’s sixth president, who will take office in the summer of 2023.
According to a statement from the university, when the next president begins his term, Trible will be on the school’s faculty as a Davis professor of leadership and American studies.
“We have a good plan and we are committed to carrying out this national research with great success. As the research unfolds, we will ask the whole CNU family for advice,” said the rector. from the Visitors’ Council, Robert Hatten. “We will strive to make this process as transparent as possible, recognizing that safeguards must be placed on personnel matters. Our responsibility is to ensure that Christopher Newport’s remarkable success continues into the future with the next good leader. at the helm – and we will meet that challenge. “