Statement of Governor LePage on Passing of York Community College President Dr. Charles Lyons

August 22, 2012

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Contact: Evan Beal (207) 287-5086

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage released the following statement today regarding the passing of Dr. Charles M. Lyons, president of York County Community College:

“My thoughts and prayers are with Charlie’s wife, Barbara, and their children. With more than 22 years in higher education – 17 of which were spent as a university and college president – Charlie was a leader, an advocate for his students, and a vital part of his community. The example he set as a loving husband, father, and devoted teacher is one all should follow. Today we lost a great family man, a great champion of higher education, but most of all a great Mainer who put his students first.”