After a decade of guiding Westminster College through a major transition, Michael Bassis, president of the private Salt Lake City liberal arts school, announced his retirement Thursday morning, effective at the end of this academic year.
Bassis broke the news to Westminster trustees meeting in Park City.
"My time at Westminster has been a highlight of my 40-year career in higher education," said a news release quoting Bassis. "The faculty and staff have been amazing, embracing innovation and change, and pioneering new approaches to student learning. They deserve enormous credit for transforming the college into one of the best schools of its kind in the country. With significant elements of our strategic plan in place, I feel that this is an appropriate time to turn the reins over to new leadership."