Reception for retiring ECCC President planned

From press reports

A reception honoring retiring East Central Community College President Dr. Phil A. Sutphin will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Associate Degree Nursing/Child Development Technology Building on the Decatur campus. The facility will also officially be dedicated in his honor during a special presentation at 3 p.m. The College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the facility the Phil A. Sutphin Associate Degree Nursing/Child Development Technology Building at the April 10, 2012, meeting, in recognition of Dr. Sutphin’s years of loyal service to the College and his leadership in helping secure the nursing/childcare facility on the Decatur campus. When he officially retires on June 30, 2012, Dr. Sutphin will have completed 12 years of services as ECCC’s seventh president. He joined the ECCC staff in 1988 as Dean of Students and later served as Dean of Instruction. In all, Dr. Sutphin has provided 42 years of service in the field of education. The public is cordially invited to attend the reception and special program.