Huntington president up for new challenge

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The very first thing a new acquaintance learns about Huntington University’s new president, Sherilyn Emberton, is that she’s not from around here.

“You can probably tell,” she joked in a soft Southern drawl.

Emberton, who was born in Irving, Texas, started as Huntington University’s 13th president on June 1. She has an extensive background in higher education and has developed a reputation among her colleagues as an innovator.

She also happens to be the first woman to fill the position in the university’s 116-year history.

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