Wingate University president announces retirement

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Wingate University President Jerry McGee announced Tuesday he will retire in May 2015 after leading the university through major changes for nearly a quarter century.

McGee is the longest-tenured university president in the state, according to Wingate University, and will have led the school for 23 years by the time he retires. During his tenure, Wingate achieved university status, saw its enrollment nearly triple to 3,000 students and added numerous buildings and programs.

The university said it will immediately begin looking for a successor and hopes to find one before McGee leaves.

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