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Tuesday was the last day at work for longtime Columbia College President Dr. Gerald Brouder.

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Members of Columbia College’s presidential search committee say the college has selected the Washington D.C.-based recruiters Academic Search to help find Columbia College's next president – and the committee is aiming to introduce candidates by this Fall.

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Columbia College announced the continuation of a $200,000 gift from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri today.

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Columbia College has named current Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs Terry Smith as its interim president. According to a press release today, when Dr. Gerald Brouder retires as President in August of this year, Smith will take over. The college has a goal of having a new president named by July 2014.

Columbia College president to retire in August

Jan 10, 2013
Matt Evans / KBIA

The president of Columbia College announced Thursday he will be stepping down in August. The president’s nearly two-decade-long tenure has been filled with some memorable achievements.

Applause filled the Atkins-Holman Student Commons at Columbia College as Gerald Brouder made the announcement. Brouder says there’s a couple of reasons why he decided to retire.

“The institution is in very fine shape both fiscally and otherwise – curricular wise,” he said. In a few weeks I’ll be turning 70 years old and that just seems like the right age to do something.