DOWAGIAC — Outgoing Southwestern Michigan College President David Mathews will gain a new title come January. Meanwhile, incoming President Joseph Odenwald gave a sneak peek at some of his plans.

Mathews will be president emeritus after stepping down from the post he’s held for the past 18 years. He is the college’s seventh and longest serving president and the son of the college’s founder, the late Dr. Fred Mathews.