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Doucette Retiring Next Year from EICC

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The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will soon start looking for a new leader. Wednesday Chancellor Don Doucette announced he will retire next July when his current contract ends.

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EICC Chancellor Don Doucette

EICC Board President Robert Gallagher says, "As a result of his leadership, through both good and challenging times, EICC is a stronger and more capable institution."

Doucette began his career in education in 1973, teaching high school English. Before coming the eastern Iowa, he worked for community colleges in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana.

During his tenure here, the graduation rate has doubled, voters easily approved a 40 million dollar bond referendum to expand career and technical education, and the urban campus opened in downtown Davenport.

Doucette has served as EICC chancellor since 2011.