PORTLAND, Ore. – Dr. Daniel R. Lockwood
, who has served as Multnomah University’s president for more than 16 years, will step down from the post November 1, 2013.
Lockwood had planned to retire next summer
, but health concerns have prompted him to leave the position earlier. He plans to spend more time with his family.
“November 1 seems like a reasonable time for me to step down from the presidency of Multnomah,” Lockwood said. “My wife, Jani, and I appreciate your prayers as we make these important transitions and as we embark on a new therapy for my illness that could prove to have some effectiveness in the months to come.”
Jack Dryden, chairman of the Multnomah University Board of Trustees
, said it has been an honor to work with Lockwood over the years. He said Lockwood has been an exceptional leader and an inspiration to the people whose lives he has touched.
“During his tenure, the school has established additional teaching sites
, added buildings to its Portland campus, obtained additional accreditations
and expanded its curricular offerings
,” Dryden said. “Beyond all of these achievements, the many students, staff and faculty who have been influenced by Dr. Lockwood are perhaps his greatest accomplishment. Our prayers and very best wishes are with Dr. Lockwood and his family as he begins this new phase of his life. His presence will be missed by all of us at Multnomah University.”
The board will appoint an interim president within the next two weeks, while the Presidential Search Committee continues the search process
that was launched in August.
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Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada,
and Seattle, Washington
. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college
, a biblical seminary
, a graduate school
, an adult degree completion program
and an online distance-learning program
, Multnomah issues bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.