Outgoing Rockford University President Eric Fulcomer reflects on his career

Rockford University Past President Eric W. Fulcomer is pictured during the University's 175th Anniversary Community Honors Luncheon Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at the University of Rockford's Burpee Student Center in Rockford.

Outgoing Rockford University President Eric Fulcomer is credited with helping stabilize the school’s finances, raising funds to improve its campus and guiding the institution through the challenges presented by the pandemic. of COVID-19.

Fulcomer will step down on December 10 after nearly a decade at the school, including the last six and a half years as president.

Fulcomer, 51, has accepted a position as president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Wisconsin in Madison. He will oversee an organization of 23 independent or private nonprofit higher education institutions in Badger State.

“I really enjoyed my time at Rockford University and I’m very proud of the people here and what they’ve accomplished during my time here,” Fulcomer said. “It’s hard to leave and it’s also hard to leave the community.”

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