The president of Muhlenberg College says he plans to retire next year, and the school will begin looking for his successor this spring.
The Express-Times of Easton said Saturday that President Peyton "Randy" Helm saying in announcing the decision that he still has a lot he wanted to accomplish over the coming year and a half.
"Randy Helm has provided outstanding leadership to Muhlenberg for more than a decade," Richard Crist, chairman of the board of trustees, told The Express-Times. "The College has a strong foundation and tremendous momentum thanks to his efforts."
The endowment nearly tripled and applications increase during the 65-year-old history professor's tenure leading the Allentown college.
Muhlenberg has built a science building, sports complex and residence halls during Helm's tenure.