March 23, 2023

Former Lyon School President Dr. Walter Roettger passes away

Former Lyon School President Dr. Walter Roettger handed away Sunday (Jan. 29) in Syracuse, New York. Roettger served as president of Lyon School from 1998 to 2009.

Underneath Roettger’s management, Lyon earned nationwide recognition for its educational excellence, elevated enrollment, added new educational majors, constructed a number of new buildings together with the Derby Middle for Science and Arithmetic, completed one capital marketing campaign and launched one other, elevated the scale of its school, and created new varsity athletic packages, in response to the college.

Throughout his 11 years on the school, Lyon school have been named Arkansas Professors of the Yr 9 instances. He additionally strengthened the school’s ties with the group starting with the School Alternative Program, which Lyon created with the College of Arkansas Neighborhood School at Batesville (UACCB). Lyon has since prolonged this partnership to different public two-year faculties within the area together with Ozarka School, Arkansas State College at Newport, and Arkansas State College at Beebe.

Whereas president of Lyon, Roettger served on quite a few native, state, and nationwide boards. He served as chair of the Batesville Space Chamber of Commerce Board of Administrators and was a member of the Board of Administrators of the Batesville Financial Improvement Basis amongst others.

Roettger earned his bachelor’s diploma from Stanford College and his doctorate in political science from the College of Colorado. He taught at various establishments together with Central School in Iowa, Emporia State College in Kansas and Drake College in Iowa. Starting in 1982, he started an administrative profession in larger schooling that led to management positions on the College of Hartford, Bryant College and Westminster School in Fulton, Mo., the place he was a vice chairman and dean of the college.

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Following his retirement from Lyon, he served as provost and vice chairman for educational affairs of SUNY Oswego and as an academic management guide on the Registry for School and College Presidents.

Roettger was born in Champaign, Illinois, the place his father, a former main league baseball participant with the St. Louis Cardinals, was the top baseball coach on the College of Illinois. Roettger is survived by his spouse, Margaret “Peggy” Roettger, former director of alumni and guardian companies at Lyon, and son, Dan.