Lawrence University Picks Burstein As President

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Lawrence University's next president will bring Ivy League cachet to the private liberal arts college in Appleton.

Mark Burstein, executive vice president at Princeton University, was tapped Thursday by the Lawrence University Board of Trustees to become the college's 16th president on July 1.

Burstein, 51, will succeed Jill Beck when she retires after nine years at the helm. Beck is the first female president in Lawrence's 165-year history.

Burstein is a graduate of Vassar College. He spent a decade working in several different senior administrative posts at Columbia University before he was named to his current post at Princeton in 2004.

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