resignation Alderwoman Reflects On Ward Changes, Challenges By Erica Smith • Dec 17, 2014 Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio Phyllis Young, the city’s longest-serving alderman, resigned on Dec. 12. Young, a Democrat, represented the 7th Ward, which includes parts of downtown and Soulard, for 29 years. Superintendent Of Troubled Normandy School District To Step Down By Tina Eaton • Oct 18, 2012 (via Google Maps screen capture) The superintendent of the Normandy School District in St. Louis announced that he will be stepping down in June. In a letter to the school board today, Dr. Stanton Lawrence cited personal and family reasons for his resignation. This is his fifth year as superintendent. His contract was set to expire in 2015. University of Missouri system president Forsee resigns By Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin • Jan 7, 2011 Via an internal memo this morning, University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee announced that he is resigning. In the announcement Forsee calls three years serving as system president "an honor," and pledges to help in any way possible.