The Board of Trustees of Spring Hill College is pleased to announce that, as part of its ongoing succession planning, President Christopher P. Puto, PhD will take on the role of President Emeritus effective June 1, 2018. In this role, he will serve as Chair of the Spring Hill College Foundation Trust, Chair of the Board of Trustees Real Estate Task Force and Founding Director of the John J. Burke Center for the Study and Advancement of Free Enterprise. As he transitions from the office of President, he will continue to represent the College to key constituents inside and outside the College.
“Dr. Puto has served our College well, helping secure our SACSCOC accreditation, moving our athletics program successfully toward NCAA Division II membership and being a voice for and a partner to our students and alumni as they become men and women in service to others,” said Michael Coghlan, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The Board, faculty and staff appreciate the dedication he gave and the love he has shown to his alma mater.”
Puto, the 37th president of Spring Hill College, began his post on campus June 1, 2015. He is a 1964 Spring Hill College graduate with a degree in economics. He earned an MBA in Marketing from the University of Miami and a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Duke University. Puto served the College as a member of the Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2012.