Herkimer County Community College President Ann Marie Murray is announcing her retirement.
Murray has been serving as the college's third president for five and a half years since August 11th 2008.

During her tenure at HCCC, the college implemented several new academic initiatives and policies, increased community offerings, and helped create the Herkimer Community Museum.

"It has been a privilege to lead this institution over the last five and a half years," Dr. Murray said. "I will miss the students and my most capable staff and faculty. Together we have made great strides to strengthen academic standards, enhance the campus culture and support our students and community. I wish to thank the Board and all who support the mission of Herkimer County Community College."

Murray will stay on to help the college with leadership transition until January 31, 2014.