Bucks County Community College President Dr. James Linksz announced Thursday he will retire next year. Linksz has served as president of the college since 1992.
“When I came to BCCC in the summer of 1992, I did not anticipate a 20-year presidency with as many opportunities and successes as we have been fortunate to enjoy,” Linksz said in a statement. “I am pleased to have had the active support of the Board of Trustees during this period and I recognize that the board’s commitment to the college and its values has been vital in this productive relationship.”
Linksz made the announcement during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Board Chair J. Peter Dominick said Linksz has made many contributions to the college and the community.
Dominick said the board will work with a national search company to identify a strong pool of candidates to consider as Linksz's successor.
Prior to coming to BCCC, Linksz served as a dean and professor at Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Md., and earlier was the founding dean at Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, Va. He earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his graduate and doctorate degrees at Columbia University.
In addition to serving as BCCC president, Linksz has been involved with several other community initiatives. He served on the boards of the Bucks County Economic Development Commission, the Bristol Riverside Theater, the David Library of the American Revolution and Pearl S. Buck International.
He was also a member of the advisory boards of the YWCA of Bucks County and the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation. He is an ordained elder and member of the chancel choir of the Doylestown Presbyterian Church.