Fulbright Scholar Named New President Of Kennebec Valley Community College

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Friday, November 30, 2012

World Bank education specialist Richard Hopper, 49, of Westport Island, was named the new president of Kennebec Valley Community College Wednesday.

Hopper, who is scheduled to start April 22, was recommended by Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons and approved during a regular meeting of the board of trustees.

Hopper is a Fulbright scholar and has received a doctorate in of education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, according to a press release announcing his hiring.

He said on Wednesday that he has provided guidance and advice to governments and higher education institutions around the world during his 13 years with the World Bank.

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