Ronald Chesbrough, the president of St. Charles Community College since 2011, will become the new president of Cazenovia College in central New York on July 1.
Chesbrough, 59, has tendered a resignation letter to the community college’s Board of Trustees. Plans now call for Chesbrough to continue as college president until June 30.
Heather McDorman, the college’s vice president of enrollment and marketing services, said the board is expected to outline a process for searching for a new president in coming weeks.
Chesbrough was the community college’s third president since the college opened in 1986. He was selected in 2011 after an eight-month search succeeding John M. McGuire, who was retiring. Before coming to the college, he had been vice president for student affairs at Hastings College in Nebraska. He also held posts at Johnson State, Trinity and Champlain colleges in Vermont.
Paul de Lima, interim chairman of the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees said in a news release that Chesbrough was chosen because of his 25 years of college experience, and his understanding of public and private higher education trends.
“Ron’s proven track record as a dynamic, collaborative and solutions-oriented leader along with being an effective communicator made him the perfect fit for Cazenovia College,” de Lima said in the release.