SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe Community College President Randy Grissom has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 31.

The 68-year-old Grissom has been the school’s president since 2013.

College officials say the governing board will announce the process for selecting an interim president in the near future.

They say Santa Fe Community has almost doubled its graduation rate during Grissom’s tenure.

He also helped forge partnerships with four-year colleges and universities to offer bachelors and advanced degree programs at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, enabling students to remain in Santa Fe while completing their education.

Grissom was a faculty member in the college’s inaugural year in 1983.

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