- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) - A small liberal arts college in southwest Ohio has chosen a new president.

Antioch College announced recently that Dr. Thomas Manley will become its president starting in March.

Manley has been president of Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, since 2003. More than 200 candidates applied for the job, Antioch said.

Mark Roosevelt announced in May that he would step down in December at the end of his five-year contract.

The college, whose roots date to the mid-19th century, is located east of Dayton in Yellow Springs. It was shuttered in 2008, but the campus reopened in 2010. The Higher Learning Commission is expected to make announcement on its accreditation status in June.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1MGonZi ) reported that Manley said he took the job because of Antioch’s “startup mentality, focus on entrepreneurial solutions, and willingness to problem-solve ecosystem level questions.”

The newspaper reported that 266 students are enrolled at Antioch.

“American higher education - which has long been a beacon in the world - must seek reinvention, and I am among those who believe Antioch is doing just that,” Manley said, adding: “In my view, nothing is more imperative than the success of Antioch College at this time.”

Andi Adkins, vice president for finance and operations, will serve as interim president beginning in January.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com


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