McKeown announces retirement from Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College president Patricia McKeown announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2015.

McKeown’s started at Bellingham Technical College in 1984. In her 30 years with the college, she worked with every program at the college, according to a press release. Before becoming president she was vice president of instruction for 10 years.

The college’s board of trustees will select a new president.

“The board acknowledges and appreciates McKeown’s dedication and innovation in leading the college to create and deliver high-quality education to our community,” said board of trustees chair Jim Groves.

McKeown is uncertain about her plans for retirement but knows they will include spending more time with family and friends, hobbies, traveling and finding ways to continue to contribute to helping others, she said in the press release.

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