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Wyoming Catholic College President to step down; Interim leader named

Wyoming Catholic College President to step down; Interim leader named

*Feature Photo: President Dr. Kevin Roberts and Dr. Glenn Arbery, the future interim president of Wyoming Catholic College. (WCC / Pitchengine Communities) * (Lander, Wyo.) - At the completion of Friday’s “Sharing the Wisdom” lecture, Dr. Kevin Roberts announced he is stepping down as President of Wyoming Catholic College to spend more time with his family. At the same time, Roberts said Dr. Glenn Arbery has been selected by the board to fill the role of interim president. The announcement came in a news release from the college today. “Serving as President of Wyoming Catholic College has been one of the greatest blessings of my life,” he said, “and living in Lander has also been wonderful for my family. Nonetheless, my primary vocation is to my own wife and children, who have graciously borne my considerable absences over the past few years," he said. "Consequently, I have had to make the difficult decision to put my vocation as father and husband ahead of my avocation as executive of Wyoming Catholic College and will be stepping down as President following Commencement this year.” Currently serving as Wyoming Catholic College’s Academic Dean, Dr. Arbery has also served as Associate Professor of Humanities since first coming to the college in the Fall of 2013. Prior to arriving in Lander, he taught at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, the University of Dallas, and at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he was d’Alzon Professor of Liberal Arts. In addition to his teaching credentials, Dr. Arbery has extensive experience in both the administrative and publishing realms of academia. “With this uniquely qualified leader at the helm,” said Roberts, “the future of Wyoming Catholic College is very bright." “The College is certainly sorry to lose Dr. Roberts,”Abrey said, “especially since he has been so instrumental in helping us to grow both our student body and our national visibility. We certainly wish him well as he answers the call of public policy-making.” Roberts said he would be relocating to Texas to take a position as Executive Vice President for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “I am pleased to be joining an institution committed to advancing the same principles cultivated here at Wyoming Catholic. I am hopeful that my opportunity to be involved in the public square will advance the causes of liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise, and serve to assist Wyoming Catholic College, our country, and our church in the future.” “For my part,” Abrey said, “I hope to bolster our standing as a Catholic liberal arts college with a unique mission: nowhere else does a Great Books curriculum build upon the experience of wonder in the outdoors and incorporate training in leadership. I look forward to leading this excellent institution that my wife and I have come to love so deeply.” Roberts said he had been offered, and accepted, an offer to join the College's Board of Directors. He said would gladly assist Dr. Arbery "in any way I can, helping to make this transition period as smooth as possible.” #county10 #news