News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
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York Technical College's VP of Development, Foundation Director Duffy Retires

February 28, 2011

ROCK HILL—York Technical College has announced the retirement of Vice President for Development Dr. Ed Duffy, following 28 years of service.

The York Technical College Foundation was chartered in 1983 under Duffy’s direction, and he has led it to its current position of strength—funding countless projects in support of the college's mission. He also developed student scholarships as a primary project of the Foundation, much of the support raised through annual Dawn-to-Dusk Golf Marathons, a favorite project of former Foundation board member Bill Kimbrell.

In the late 80s, Duffy spearheaded an outreach effort to respond to the need for a child development center on campus. That was followed by his work with the Foundation, faculty, and staff on other important projects, including the Anne Springs Close Library, the Baxter M. Hood Continuing Education Center, the Institute for Manufacturing Productivity, and the Science & Technology building.

Duffy has been instrumental in the Foundation receiving the donation of a number of properties, including the land that is now the home of the Chester Center. Through the years, he also secured grants to address the needs of students with learning disabilities, paving the way for the college's Special Resources Office. Duffy also brought numerous grants and contracts to York Tech from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy that allowed the college to serve as host to the Energy Resource Center and the Advanced Transportation Lab.

Duffy has also been involved in many civic and economic development organizations in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties, including his current service on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Chester Regional Medical Center.

Duffy’s greatest legacy may be his tireless efforts in the development of the Chester Center. His work to raise public and private funds were vital to making the fully-equipped, 32,000-square-foot center a reality.

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