4 more years for Greensboro College’s Lawrence Czarda | Schools & Colleges

GREENSBORO — Greensboro College has extended the contract of its president until 2024.

The college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to add four years to the contract of President Lawrence Czarda. His previous deal kept him at the college through 2020.

In a statement, board chairman Kevin Green said Czarda “not only has enabled Greensboro College to achieve financial balance, but also has positioned this college to be relevant into the future as we plan toward our 200th anniversary in 2038.”

Trustees of this private liberal arts college credit Czarda with turning around the financially troubled college, which came close to losing its accreditation in 2012. Now, trustees say the college is on sound financial footing and exceeded its fundraising goals.

Czarda’s extension came after his annual performance review. The board said it based its evaluation on the goals laid out in the college’s strategic plan.

The college didn’t say if it gave a raise to go with his contract extension. In 2015-16, according to its most recent tax filing, the college paid Czarda $198,000 in base salary and almost $57,000 more in benefits.

Czarda came to Greensboro College in 2010 after 27 years at George Mason University in Virginia, where he served as a senior administrator and chief of staff to two presidents. Czarda also holds a doctorate in public policy from George Mason and is a professor of public administration at Greensboro College.

Greensboro College has about 1,000 students and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

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