A lead administrator at Centre College is leaving the Danville school to become president of Monmouth College in Illinois.
Dr. Clarence Wyatt currently serves as a history professor, chief planning officer, and special assistant to the president at Centre, where he is an alumnus and has been part of the campus community for four decades.
“There really have not been many areas or people that Clarence hasn’t touched in a positive way at Centre,” Centre President John Roush said in a news release. “He has inspired a generation of students in a career filled with distinction and achievement. We will miss him, and we wish him the best in his new career as president of Monmouth College.”
Wyatt has also led the school’s two recent capital campaigns and served as co-chair of both the 2000 and 2012 vice-presidential debates.
At Monmouth, Wyatt will lead a school similar to Centre. It’s a liberal arts college with about 1,300 students.