Lyon College President to Retire

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Dr. Ryan Roettger, president of Lyon College since 1998, today announced his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 academic year.

The college's board of trustees will soon begin discussions about the search for a successor.

Under Roettger's leadership, Lyon has earned national recognition for academic excellence, increased enrollment, added new academic majors, and built several new buildings and facilities.

While president of Lyon, Roettger has served on numerous local, state and national bodies.