Wilbur K. Jordan announced today his retirement as President of Radcliffe College. His resignation, however, will not become effective until June 30, 1960. Radcliffe has made no mention of possible successors to the President, who has served in his present capacity since 1943.
In his letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees, Jordan said that he wished to be relieved of his administrative responsibilities in order to devote all of his time to teaching and research.
Although Jordan's future plans will not be announced for a few months, it is assumed that he will continue in his position as professor of History. Since his appointment at Radcliffe, he has taught undergraduate courses in Tudor and Stuart history as well as a seminar course.
Fund Drive on Schedule
In delaying his retirement until 1960, Jordan said he hoped the major part of the current Ten Year Plan for strengthening the college would be accomplished by that date. According to the Radcliffe news office, the fund drive is "right on schedule," and $3 1/2 million of the $10 million goal had been raised by the time of the December progress report.
The author of several historical works on the development of religious toleration in England, Jordan has recently completed a three-volume study entitled "Philanthropy in England, 1480-1660." The first volume will be published in the spring.