The board of governors of the State System of Higher Education today named a new president for Slippery Rock University.
Cheryl Joy Norton, a senior fellow with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., and former president of Southern Connecticut State University, will become president of the 8,700-student state-owned university on June 4.
The previous president, Robert M. Smith, retired in February. The university's acting president is Charles Curry.
In a news release, Ms. Norton said, "Slippery Rock not only is a caring community of scholars, but also an educational leader that provides academic programs of excellence supporting the growth and development of its students and the region. I am extremely proud to be associated with a faculty and staff committed to this educational vision."