RPI President Shirley Jackson announces retirement

TROY- After more than two decades, RPI President Shirley Jackson announced her plans to retire next summer.

She made the announcement in an online statement, expressing her gratitude for the support and friendships experienced throughout the years.

Jackson became the first African American woman to lead a top-ranked research university when she was named the 18th president of the Troy institution.

She’s been with the school since 1999 and her final day will be July 1, 2022.