Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder, who's led the statewide network of two-year schools since 2007, will retire next year.
The Ivy Tech Board of Trustees approved a transition contract today that lets Snyder step down about a year before his current contract ends in mid-2017.
Under Snyder’s eight-year tenure, Ivy Tech has become the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.
Board Chairwoman Paula Hughes says details on a search committee to find a new president will be announced soon.
"Tom has been a tremendous force for good at Ivy Tech," Hughes says. "The changes we have undergone at the school -- we have really moved, progressed forward by leaps and bounds during his tenure."
Ivy Tech had seen its enrollment peak at 110,000 students, but that number has declined in recent years. Lawmakers have also raised questions about the college’s graduation rates.