Reception at Indian Hills honors retiring president

After nearly 34 years at Indian Hills Community College, President Jim Lindenmayer is saying goodbye as he moves onto a new chapter in his life.

A reception honoring the outgoing IHCC president kicked off Thursday afternoon in the Advanced Technology Building on campus. Lindenmayer announced his retirement last spring. He was the adult education coordinator and a vice president before replacing Dr. Lyle Hellyer as president in 2002.

â??It's kind of bittersweet because I've enjoyed this so much, and it was hard to make that decision, but it's been fun and it's time,â?? Lindenmayer said. â??We've got great leadership to follow, and that's probably what makes me feel the proudest and the best is that Marlene and her team are going to be able to carry on a do great things.â??

Dr. Marlene Sprouse will replace Lindenmayer as IHCC's fourth president. Lindenmayer says he plans to stay involved in the community with some part-time things lined up. He also plans to spend more time on the golf course.