The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has extended the contract of University president Richard Helton for another year. The contract will now employ Helton through the year 2016. In announcing the contract extension, Board members praised Helton for meeting Board goals, and providing leadership for the University over the last ten years. Board members also pointed to his experience as a former public school Superintendent for the university's success in recruiting students. Helton is Indiana's longest serving public university president.