Hodgkiss retires as business VP

Andy Dolan

Bill Hodgkiss, vice president for business affairs and administration at Lawrence, recently announced his upcoming retirement, effective as of his birthday on Sept. 30. As stated in a letter written by President Richard Warch, Hodgkiss had considered having his retirement coincide with Warch’s own retirement, but he chose to retire sooner due to “health concerns” and personal reasons.

Hodgkiss’ successor will be Greg Volk, who is currently the vice president for development and external affairs. Volk will assume the duties formerly held by Hodgkiss in addition to his current duties and will adopt the title of Executive Vice President.

Warch explained this decision, saying this year “will be a year of transition for the college,” and that he was “striving to smooth that transition and to provide immediate and ongoing leadership to the business and other administrative offices that reported to Bill.”

There have been several significant administrative changes announced recently, including Warch’s own pending retirement at the end of this school year, as well as former dean of the faculty Brian Rosenberg’s departure to become president of Macalester College at the end of last year.

Both Hodgkiss, who is currently working from home, and Volk were unavailable for comment.