Dr. Charlie Lyons
Courtesy: Maine Community College System
(NEWS CENTER) - York County Community College is mourning the loss of its president, Dr. Charlie Lyons.
The President of the Maine Community College System, Dr. John Fitzsimmons, issued a news release Wednesday afternoon announcing Lyons' death.
Fitzsimmons say Lyons died Wednesday morning after a fight with cancer.
He served as a university and college president in Maine for 17 years.
"Today, a family lost a husband and a father, and the state of Maine lost a great leader. We will all miss the energy and joy he brought to anyone in his presence," says Fitzsimmons.
Lyons is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their children.