- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - The president of Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak,) University, who oversaw massive growth at the Connecticut school, has announced that he will step down after more than three decades on the job.

President John Lahey said in a weekend message to the school community that he plans on retiring on June 30, 2018.

The university in Hamden was a small college with fewer than 2,000 students when Lahey took over in 1987, but is now a national university with about 10,000 students.

During his tenure, the private university added a law school, a medical school and a school of engineering.

He also helped grow the endowment from $5 million to more than $400 million.



Lahey’s time at the school saw the establishment of the nationally recognized Quinnipiac University Poll and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum.

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This story has been corrected to show that the endowment has grown from $5 million to $400 million, not $400,000 million

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