MASA Executive Director Chris Wigent officially announced this week that he will retire in December of 2020.

In a continued pledge to be transparent and open with members, Wigent provided ample notice in order to allow the MASA Executive Board an appropriate amount of time to put together a transition plan, including the hiring of a new executive director, that will result in minimal disruption to the work of the association.

“Those of you who know me well are well aware that I will be working at 100% until the day of my retirement and that my commitment to all of you will remain to be as strong as ever,” Wigent said. “We still have a lot of work to do together and I am well aware of the very important role that MASA plays in the professional lives of so many of you.”

Wigent has served as executive director of MASA since March 2015. Before heading the association, he spent eight years as Superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (WRESA). Prior to WRESA, Wigent served as Superintendent at Calhoun ISD, Olivet Community Schools, and Dryden Community Schools. He also actively serves on several education and community boards. Upon retirement, Wigent will have spent 42 years working in public education.

We wish him all the best in his retirement!