After five years at the helm and a contract extension that would have carried her to 2019, Sweet Briar College President Jo Ellen Parker announced Tuesday that she will leave the college in August.
The school’s board of directors was notified of her decision to accept a job as president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh last week, and her resignation was accepted this week.
“I obviously regret it but I also support her decision," Paul Rice, chairman of the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors said Tuesday. “She’s been an extraordinary person to serve with. She’s an effective leader, team intellect and very well versed in the many aspects of college leadership that are important."