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First female president sworn in at William & Mary

July 4, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary’s first female president is officially on the job.

The Daily Press reports that Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in Monday in a ceremony led by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Rowe is the school’s 28th president. She is the first woman to lead the institution in its 325-year history.

She replaces W. Taylor Reveley III, who retired after 10 years as president.

Rowe previously served as provost and dean of the faculty at Smith College. Her areas of research and scholarship have included Shakespeare as well as Medieval and Renaissance drama and media history.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/

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