GAINESVILLE – During an executive session Monday, North Central Texas College President Dr. Eddie Hadlock officially notified the Board of Regents of his intention to retire effective Aug. 31, 2014.
Hadlock has worked at NCTC for the past 40 years and has been the college’s president for the last 10 years.
In a letter to the board, Dr. Hadlock stated that he has “enjoyed the opportunities that North Central Texas College has afforded me the past 40 years,” but that health issues have caused him to rethink his future, along with his desire to spend more time with his family.
“I want to assure you that you have a quality faculty and staff and it has been a pleasure to be on the same team with them,” Hadlock wrote to the board. “The college has provided educational opportunities to thousands of students for the past 90 years, and the college has a bright future. I am confident that it will meet any challenges to continue providing quality educational opportunities to the citizens of North Texas.”
The executive session, which lasted over an hour, also included consultation with an attorney.
Also at Monday’s meeting, regents approved the academic calendar for Fall 2014 through Summer 2015. They also approved the employment of Robin Bartoletti as an instructional designer for the RITA grant, and approved the resignation of Director of Admissions and Registrar Kari Ford.
NCTC Vice-President of Student Services Dr. Billy Roessler updated regents on Spring 2014 enrollment. System-wide, NCTC has 9,328 students this spring, which is down 0.6 percent from last spring. Diversity in ethnicity continues to increase with 18.7 percent of the total headcount represented by Hispanics, compared with 17.2 percent in Spring 2013.