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Brandeis President Evelyn Handler To Resign

June 16, 1990

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ Brandeis University President Evelyn E. Handler plans to resign to pursue other interests at the end of the next school year.

″I have been privileged to have served Brandeis since 1983, and I have accomplished most of what I set out to do,″ said Handler, the school’s fifth president.

″I am ready for new challenges and Brandeis, too, is ready for change, change that will prepare it for the new millennium,″ Handler said Friday.

Handler, a former president of the University of New Hampshire, said her last year will be spent outlining priorities for the university’s future. She also was a faculty member and academic dean at Hunter College in New York City.

Handler is the third Boston-area president to step down this year. The others were Harvard University president Derek Bok and Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Paul Gray.

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