Florida Memorial University names first woman president

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Artis, 43, has been interim president of the private school since July, having arrived from Mountain State University in West Virginia, where she was provost.

She received a standing ovation when her name was announced on campus.

"I am thrilled, honored and humbled beyond belief," she said.

Artis has been embraced by students, employees and the community in the past six months, college officials said.

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