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[MAY 25, 2004]  Lincoln College President Ronald Schilling has announced his intention to retire from the college at the end of June 2005. He has been with Lincoln College for 20 years, serving as the college president for the last two years.

Schilling says his decision is based solely on personal reasons. "I appreciate the opportunity to lead one of the premier junior colleges in the Midwest. However, after 42 years of being an educator, I feel it is time for a change," said Schilling. 

Wilbur Paulus, chairman of the college's board of trustees, said that Lincoln College plans to start a presidential search on June 1. Schilling accepted a contract extension until 2005.

Schilling joined Lincoln College in February 1984. During his tenure, Lincoln College has seen tremendous growth in building projects and enrollment numbers for both the Lincoln and Normal campuses. Schilling was responsible for the team that completed a self-study report to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, resulting in the college receiving the highest recommendation for accreditation, and was granted a 10-year time frame before having to go through the accreditation process again. He was instrumental in implementing a strategic five-year master plan for both the Lincoln and Normal sites.


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Lincoln College President Ronald Schilling with honorary degree recipient Jack North at Lincoln College Normal commencement. Photo by Jean Ann Miller.

Schilling holds a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and a master's and C.A.S. degree from Northern Illinois University. He was inducted into the Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001 for his dedication and support of all Lincoln College athletic programs.

[Lincoln College news release]

These Logan County businesses extend sincere congratulations to the graduates of 2004!


-Ace Hardware  521 N. Kickapoo  732-1458

-Alexander & Co. Real Estate  303 S. Kickapoo 732-8353

-Bennett Funeral Home  620 Pulaski St.  732-2638

-Bright Idea !  225 Clinton St.  732-3312

-Charron's Auto Repair 928 S. Kickapoo St. 735-2222

-Clark Greenhouse  2580 100th  San Jose  309-247-3678

-Creative Memories  28 Augusta Dr  732-9480/888-400-9479

-D&D Sewer Service  99 Madigan Dr.  732-8137

-J.M. Abbott & Assoc., LTD. CPA's 206 S. McLean 735-1576

-Lincoln IGA 712 Pulaski St.  735-2221

-McEntire's Direct Maytag 403 Broadway 732-4874

-Meier Accounting & Tax  518 Pulaski 735-2030

-MKS Jewelers  613 Broadway  732-6520

-NAPA Auto Parts - Lincoln  111 Decatur 735-1594

-Nobbe Tillman Realtors  618 N. Chicago 735-5090

-Row Motors 319 S. McLean St.  732-3232

-The Award Shop  500 Broadway St. 735-5422

-The Carpet House  1320 Woodlawn Rd. 735-2531

-Treu Body Works  925 N. Kickapoo St.  732-1135

-Whit's Lawn Center  325 S. Chicago St. 735-3206


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