Denison University has chosen as its new president the leader of a nonprofit group that sends students abroad and brings emerging leaders from foreign countries to the United States.
Adam Weinberg, president and CEO of World Learning, will assume his new duties at Denison on July 1. He will replace President Dale T. Knobel, who will retire at the end of the school year.
Knobel, 63, has led the liberal-arts university with 2,100 students in Granville since 1998. He announced his retirement in late 2010 and will become the second-longest-serving president in the school’s history when he leaves. Only A. Blair Knapp, who was president from 1951 to 1968, served longer.
“The board’s selection of Adam initiates a new era for Denison,” board Chairman Thomas E. Hoaglin said in a news release.