SWANNANOA, N.C. ― Warren Wilson College has announced that its president is stepping down from his post to become the leader of a new school in New York.
The western North Carolina school announced on its web page that Steven Solnick has accepted a job as head of The Calhoun School, a pre-K through grade 12 school. His resignation is effective next June 30.
Solnick said in a letter to the school that the decision was difficult because he believed in the mission and values of the college. But he also said the opportunity to return to New York was too good to pass up.
Solnick took over as Warren Wilson president in July 2012, replacing former president Sandy Pfeiffer, who retired after six years as president.