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Central Michigan U appoints Murray State leader as president

August 3, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has appointed the leader of Murray State University in Kentucky as the school’s next president.

The school in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, says Friday’s vote to select Robert O. Davies as Central Michigan’s 15th president was unanimous.

Davies is scheduled to start Sept. 1. He’s been president at Murray State since 2014. He says in a statement that Central Michigan University is “100 percent committed to student success” and that’s a “unique niche most research universities don’t fill.”

Davies will succeed George E. Ross, who announced in January that he would be stepping down from his leadership role after eight years as president. Executive Vice President and Provost Michael Gealt started this week as the school’s interim president.

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