Merced College President Ben Duran is retiring after 40 years in education.
Duran said his greatest accomplishments included:
- "Having created a college that is stable financially even in the economic downturn and having created a financially stable institution to continue programs;"
- Created a campus where student success is a superordinate goal of the institution, providing the opportunity for them, putting resources that are ultimately serving students;"
- A collaboration with the community on a construction program that allowed us to build on campus. It showed we were respected enough that the public could pass a bond. It's not just brick and mortar, it's having brought everbody together."
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