The Board of Trustees of The College of Wooster has selected Grant H. Cornwell, Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, to be Wooster's 11th president. He will assume office on July 1, 2007, following the retirement of President R. Stanton Hales.
"Grant Cornwell is a passionate believer in and advocate for the liberal arts," said James R. Wilson, chairman of Wooster's board. "He brings a wealth of experience as both a faculty member and a senior administrator, an instinctive focus on students as the heart of the liberal arts enterprise, a deep commitment and record of achievement in the area of diversity, a clear understanding for the opportunities that lie before Wooster, and the energy and enthusiasm to help us seize them."
Cornwell's appointment is the culmination of a national search that began last spring, following President Hales' announcement that he would retire in June 2007, capping 17 years of dedicated service to the college, including 12 as president.
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