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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Essential Estrogen: Woman to Take Over at Iowa?

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

KWWL is reporting that the Iowa Board of Regents will be naming Purdue
University Provost Sally Mason the next University of Iowa president
tomorrow during their meeting in Iowa City. If true, Mason will
succeed David Skorton, who left the university to become president at
Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She would also become only the
second woman to serve in this post. (Mary Sue Coleman was the
university's first woman president. She held the office directly
before Skorton and served from 1995 to 2002.) University Relations has
reported the Regents are expected to make their decision at 3 p.m.
Following the meeting, the new president will be introduced to the
community in Iowa Memorial Union's Richey Ballroom. This event is open
to the public and will be broadcast by UITV on its Iowa City and Cedar
Rapids cable stations. There will also be a live video stream provided
at mms://winmedia.uiowa.edu/events once the event begins. As Purdue's
provost, Mason has been responsible for all of the academic school and
programs on the West Lafayette Campus and academic program oversight
for each of the regional campuses. In addition, her office is
responsible for the coordination of activities in the offices of
student services, continuing education and conferences, international
programs and the graduate school.

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