ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- The president of Rochester Community and Technical College will retire at the end of the academic year.
Donald Supalla made the announcement Friday.
Supalla became the eighth president of RCTC in July of 2000 after serving three years as interim president.
Supalla has a long history with RCTC that started 40 years ago.
He began as a student at the college, became a teacher and later president.
"I feel so fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time," Supalla said. "I graduated from Rochester State Junior College, went off and got an education degree, came back here.
Supalla is a Rochester native, and holds baccalaureate and master degrees from Winona State University.
Supalla has worked with local legislators and community leaders to make $71 million in infrastructure improvements to the RCTC campus.
Supalla said he is keeping his options open as far as what he'll do after retiring at the end of the school year.
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