Christina Conroy OBE has announced plans to retire from her position as principal and chief executive of Richmond Adult Community College (RACC).

Christina will relinquish her role as principal on April 1, 2012, before retiring formally in October 2012.

“I have been a teacher and senior manager in further education for over 27 years in Essex, Hertfordshire and London and it has been a great honour being the Principal of Richmond Adult Community College,” Christina said.

“Professionally, it has been an amazing experience but the time is right for me to take my retirement and move on and do new things.”

Christina will be working on two key national projects, related to e-learning and adult entrepreneurship, on behalf of RACC between April and October.

Louise Fluker, Chair of Governors said: “Christina has decided after more than 12 years of service at the College, to step down from her role as our Principal as she wishes to pursue new academic and business opportunities.

“Over the course of her leadership the College has successively been rated Grade 1 Outstanding and remained in excellent financial health.”

The college says they will appoint an acting principal from the start of April.

Cristina added: “I would like to take the opportunity of thanking Governors, staff, students and stakeholders for the excellent support they have given me over the years.

“I have really enjoyed working for the College and in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and I would like to wish Richmond Adult Community College well for the future as it goes from strength.”

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