A five-year rolling contract offered by Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has been signed by President Robert Huntington. In a release, Chairwoman Sondra Libman said the special type of contract represents both parties' desire for a long-term relationship.
A rolling contract is designed to automatically turn into another five-year contract at the end of the first year and every year thereafter.
Huntington began as Heidelberg's 14th president in July 2009. Upon his arrival, he and his wife, Susan McCafferty, said they intended to put down roots and welcomed the opportunity to join the Heidelberg and Tiffin communities, the release states.
"Together with their two children, they have become an energetic part of daily life in this community," Libman said.
Huntington said he looks forward with optimism to continuing the progress Heidelberg has made toward its two long-term strategic goals of improving academic excellence and the student experience.
During his tenure, the university has completed renovation and building projects, including Adams Hall, Media Communication Center, the first new residence hall in 60 years and The University Commons with the Fireside Cafe Pub. Construction started on Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, and plans have begun for an athletic stadium and alumni center.