President of Presbyterian College announces resignation

CLINTON, S.C. — The president of Presbyterian College, Claude Lilly, has announced his resignation.

The Greenville News reports Lilly informed the college Tuesday of his resignation, effective July 15.

Lilly took over as the school’s 17th president on July 15, 2012. Prior to joining the college, he was the Dean of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science since 2007.

At Presbyterian College, Lilly has led campus improvements including an $11.8 million campaign to renovate Neville Hall, which has received $7.4 million in commitments so far.

School spokesman Grady Jones says the college expects to name a person to serve in the president’s role in the next two to three days. Grady says after that, a national search for a new president will begin.