New President Named At Haverford College

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The president of Lafayette College in Easton will become Haverford College's 14th president, but he won't start the job for over a year, Haverford officials announced Tuesday.

Dan Weiss, who has been president of Lafayette since 2005, was approved by Haverford's Board of Managers on Saturday, following a national search that began last fall.

He starts at the 1,200-student liberal arts college in July 2013, which allows him to complete his eighth year of presidency at Lafayette, Haverford said.

An art history scholar and outspoken leader for liberal arts, Weiss replaces Stephen G. Emerson who announced his resignation last July to return to teaching and research at Haverford.

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