Clay Community School Board President Ron Miller announced fellow board member Dottie King's resignation.
King wrote a letter to the board announcing her resignation and apologizing for not being able to finish her term.
She said she and her family relocated to Vigo County after she accepted the presidential position at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), and she can no longer serve on the CCS board.
Miller said King has served on the board seven years.
She began her career at SMWC in 2002 as an assistant professor of mathematics. Before accepting the position at SMWC, she taught mathematics at Indiana State University from 1985-2002 and was an adjunct instructor of mathematics for Indiana Wesleyan University from 1997-2002.
While at SMWC, King also served as chair of the Sciences and Mathematics Department, assistant dean for undergraduate and international programs, and interim vice president of academic affairs.
After former college President David Behrs resigned last year, she was promoted to SMWC interim president July 1, 2010, and became the College's 16th president Feb. 25, 2011, following a unanimous vote from SMWC Board of Trustee members.
King received a three year contract and she is the first non-Catholic president of SMWC.
According to her SMWC biography, King held leadership positions including promoting excellence in teaching and scholarship, providing leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters and advancing the mission of the college.
King received her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from ISU, and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction/educational leadership from the same alma mater.
King is committed to encouraging women to persist in their study of mathematics, and published an article in the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences called "Listening to their voice."
She is also a member of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
King has been married to her husband Wayne for 31 years and has six children and one grandchild.
She has received SMWC highest teaching honor, the Sister Mary Joseph Pomerroy Award for Faculty Excellence for teaching and service.
King was unavailable to comment as of press time.