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Conboy named president of Saint Mary’s College

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (Inside Indiana Business) – Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame has named its new president. Katie Conboy succeeds Nancy Nekvasil, who has served as Interim President since 2018.

Conboy most recently served as provost and senior vice president at Simmons University in Boston since 2013 where she led an academic redesign that created four new interdisciplinary colleges.

“I am so excited to become part of a college that shares so many of my values and priorities: educating the whole person, promoting an open-hearted and inclusive community, and advancing women. I believe Saint Mary’s is a place that changes lives — and can therefore change the world, one person at a time. I want to be part of that transformational mission,” she said.

Conboy is the 14th president in the college’s 176-year history. She was elected into the position unanimously by the board of trustees and will step into her new role in June.


Indiana joins investigation of Juul Labs

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana is now one of 39 states forming a coalition to investigate the marketing and sales practices of Juul Labs. The investigation includes the targeting of kids, claims of nicotine content and statements on the risks and effectiveness of smoking cessation devices.

“Vaping poses significant health concerns, and it’s intended only as an alternative to smoking tobacco,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “Young Hoosiers need to be aware of these risks. We must encourage them to avoid these products, which should only be aimed at adults who want to quit smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products.”

The National Youth Tobacco Survey, conducted in 2019, found over 5 million young people reported using e-cigarettes within the past month, which was up from 3.6 million the prior year.