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Meredith Willse
York Dispatch

Pamela Gunter-Smith, president of York College, will retire at the end of the next school year in June 2023.

Gunter-Smith stepped into the role as the college's fourth president in 2013. She previously worked at Drew University, Spelman College and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute.  

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Pamela Gunter-Smith announces she will retire June 2023. Submitted photo

According to a college news release, Gunter-Smith created a stronger connection to York City by creating two programs, the Center for Community Engagement and Marketview Arts, which provide opportunities for students to engage with the local community.

She focused on entrepreneurship and innovation through academic programs, enhanced the academic program, led the college through the pandemic and served the community by participating on boards.

Additionally, Gunter-Smith led the college through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The college’s board of trustees is currently looking for the next president.  

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