Our Next President

Our Next President

The IYRS Board of Directors announced this fall that President Jay Coogan will be retiring in 2023. The Board holds Jay in the highest regard for his leadership, drive, and many accomplishments. Jay successfully led the school through the pandemic and spearheaded a period of significant growth in academic programs and enrollment, among many other notable achievements. 

Founded in 1993, IYRS celebrates its 30th birthday in 2023. IYRS has experienced incredible growth over its history, starting as a small wooden boatbuilding school and growing into the internationally renowned school of hands-on learning it is today. Building upon the success of IYRS's 30-year history, the next President will lead its next period of exciting growth.

Candidates can view the IYRS President Position Profile here