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Mayor Battle Statement on UAH President Robert Altenkirch Retirement Announcement

Published on July 9, 2018

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that UAH President Robert Altenkirch is retiring. Altenkirch, in his seventh year at UAH, will remain in his current role into the 2018 – 2019 academic year until a successor is chosen, according to a memo released today to UAH faculty, staff and students.

“President Altenkirch’s success at UAH is clear to see. The City of Huntsville is appreciative of all his hard work on behalf of UAH to achieve record-setting results that have had a direct impact on the lives of students and the economy of the Rocket City,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “Bob has been a great partner to Huntsville and the entire North Alabama region, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”