Antioch College president stepping down

Mark Roosevelt stepping down as president of Antioch College. (Photo/Antioch College)
Mark Roosevelt stepping down as president of Antioch College. (Photo/Antioch College)

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (WDTN) – The president of Antioch College is stepping down after a five year run.

Mark Roosevelt announced he will leave the college upon completion of his contract that expires December 31, 2015.

He made the announcement on the same day the college received a $6-million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation.

“President Roosevelt has accomplished what we asked him to-and more,” said Frances Horowitz, chair of the Antioch College Board of Trustees. “Many challenges and hurdles have been overcome and more progress has been made than we could have imagined possible. We are very proud at how far we have come under his leadership, and although we know there is a great deal more to accomplish, we are confident we are well-positioned for future success.”

Roosevelt led the college’s revival after the campus was closed in 2008 by Antioch University. He spearheaded the hiring of new staff and attracting students to attend.

A search to find Roosevelt’s successor is underway. The college hopes to have its new president in place by November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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