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November 13, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Whitman College names its first woman president

Kathleen Murray, the provost and dean of faculty at Minnesota’s Macalester College and a noted pianist, will become Whitman College’s 14th president and its first woman president.

Murray, who has recorded on the CRI record label and performed in numerous solo piano recitals across the Midwest, will succeed current President George Bridges when he steps down in June of next year, the Walla Walla private college’s board of trustees announced Thursday.

Murray joined Macalester, a 2,000-student liberal arts school in St. Paul, Minn., in July 2008, and she served as acting president when President Brian Rosenberg went on sabbatical in 2013.

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