POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Northwest College President Paul Prestwich says he plans to resign June 30, 2013, after his contract ends.

He didn't indicate his future plans in his announcement Monday that he would leave. Mark Westerhold of the college Board of Trustees says the resignation was unexpected.

Prestwich joined the college in 2008. During his tenure, the college boosted enrollment, made more than $10 million in improvements to campus facilities, and expanded programming in academics, student life, scholarship support and intercollegiate athletics.

There also were times of contention. The Powell Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/y9Chfq) Prestwich was criticized in 2010 when he sent a recruitment letter to Mormon students touting what the school offered to students of their faith. Trustees hired a mediator in 2010 to help ease tensions on campus.