CASTINE – The longtime president of Maine Maritime Academy has announced that he will retire from the maritime college next year.
Leonard Tyler told the academy’s board of trustees on Friday that he intends to step down in August 2010. Tyler said he is giving the board plenty of notice so it will have sufficient time to find a replacement.
Tyler went to work at the Castine school in 1969 and worked in various roles before being named president in 1995.
Under Tyler’s administration, the college experienced record enrollment, acquired a new training ship and completed a $22 million capital campaign, the largest in the school’s history