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DePauw names African American woman as next president

Lori S. White (Photo Provided/DePauw University)

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) — DePauw University on Tuesday announced its first woman president.

Lori S. White, vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, will be DePauw’s 21st president.

When she takes the helm July 1, White will be the only African American woman leading a university in Indiana and one of the few in the nation to do so, said a statement from the university.

Before joining Washington University in 2015, White was vice president for student affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University; associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Southern California; associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at San Diego State University; and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education and director of undergraduate advising at Stanford University.

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