Monmouth University President Paul G. Gaffney II, the school’s seventh president, will retire from his post in June 2013, the university’s board announced today.
Robert B. Sculthorpe, Monmouth University board of trustees chairman, said a search committee will begin a nationwide search for Gaffney’s successor in the coming weeks.
“Monmouth has been served well over the last 30 years by presidents who rotate approximately every 10 years,” Gaffney said. “Now, while the University is thriving, is the best time to search for a new leader and then introduce new ideas.”
Gaffney, a vice admiral who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968, is the seventh president of the West Long Branch school. He was president of the National Defense University from 2000-2003 before joining Monmouth University.