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Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen to retire next September

October 4, 2018

Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen to retire next September

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen will retire September 30, 2019, after serving nearly a decade in the role. 

Gershen was the leader of the medical school through rapid expansion and a name change in 2010, where the university transitioned from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy to NEOMED. He is 74. 

Board of Trustees Chair Robert Kronk announced Gershen’s retirement on Thursday.

Gershen has the longest tenure of any president currently serving in Ohio, according to a university press release. He began at NEOMED in 2009. 

The university’s release did not elaborate on Gershen’s rationale for retiring, only that the university had finished its strategic plan and that the university has a “firm foundation.

“This is the perfect time to hand the baton to a new leader,″ Gershen said in the release.

This is a developing story. This story will be updated with more information.

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