Quincy College’s presidential pick, Philip Conroy, declines job and will stay at Mount Ida College
The Patriot Ledger
September 3, 2010
A veteran college administrator who won a close vote in June to become Quincy College’s next president is walking away from the job after infighting within the governing board stalled progress on a contract offer.
Philip Conroy, a Quincy native and vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Mount Ida College in Newton, informed the college board of his decision in a letter Monday.
“It has become increasingly clear to me that the board of governors is unable to unite behind a new president,” Conroy’s letter reads. “(W)hile the offer of the position was extended there has been no movement toward a contract. Therefore, it is with a profound sense of sadness and disappointment that I respectfully decline the offer to serve as president of Quincy College.”
Reached for comment Wednesday, Conroy referred to his letter. He said he plans to remain at Mt. Ida College.