Leas moving to be closer to family

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 15, 2012

Riverland Community College President Terry Leas said moving to Washington state will allow him to be closer to his family.

He accepted a job this week as president of Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash. He was not available for comment in time for a Thursday story about his departure, but he was reached Thursday evening.

β€œIt was a very personal decision,” he said. β€œI am honored to be asked to lead an institution that, like Riverland, takes tremendous pride in its service to others and champions its excellence in teaching and learning. I am deeply proud of the work we have accomplished at Riverland on behalf of the students and communities we serve.”

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Leas previously worked as a dean at Yakima Valley Community College in Washington, as well as an administrator at Thomas College in Georgia.


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Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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