Paul Brown takes over as Monmouth University president with a global vision

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Paul Brown, former dean of the business college at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, takes over Monmouth University with plans to bring a more global focus to the mid-size private university on the Jersey Shore.

Founded as a junior college in the 1930s to offer evening classes to cash-strapped local students, Monmouth has grown into a 6,500-student university on a picturesque campus less than two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Its student body is largely white and from New Jersey.

Brown says he plans to create more diversity on campus by bringing in more international students and a more global focus in the classroom.

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