Mercer adminstrator Richard Swindle retiring June 30

Richard Swindle, one of the longest serving administrators at Mercer University, will retire on June 30.

Swindle, who is currently senior vice president of the Atlanta campus, has served at the university for three decades.

In a statement about his retirement, Swindle called Mercer his “career home.” He joined Mercer in 1979 as admissions director at the Atlanta campus, and has held several leadership positions in his 3o-year tenure with the institution, including special assistant to the president.

He briefly left Mercer, serving from 1997 to 2003, as an administrator at Franklin College in Indiana.

After retirement, Swindle will still have an office on the Atlanta campus and will teach as needed in the Tift College of Education while writing a history of Mercer’s Atlanta location.