Dean at Brown to become Conn. College president

September 3, 2013, 3:50 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The dean of the College at Brown University is departing to become the next president of Connecticut College.

Katherine Bergeron will leave the Ivy League school at the end of the fall semester. Her appointment as the 11th president of Connecticut College in New London is effective Jan. 1.

In their recent announcement on her departure, Brown President Christina Paxson and Provost Mark Schlissel called Bergeron an accomplished scholar and skilled administrator. The professor of musicology was recruited to Brown from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She served as chair of the music department in 2005, then was appointed dean of undergraduate education the next year.

Schlissel will chair a search this fall for Bergeron's successor.

The first day of classes at Brown is Wednesday.

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