Centre communications director to retire

Mike Norris, Centre College's director of communications, has announced plans to retire in 2011.

Norris, a native of Jackson County, came to Centre in 1980 after serving as manager of the design and publications department of Policy Management, Inc., in Columbia, S.C.

Centre president John Roush said that Norris' contributions "have been many and remarkable. He has been a trusted, imaginative, tenacious spokesperson for Centre with his voice and his words and his creativity. All of us will miss his friendship and wise counsel, and I will miss his gentle spirit and his deep understanding of the College's story."