Wayne State welcomes next president to university, Detroit

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Wayne State University has a new leader.

On Wednesday, school officials introduced M. Roy Wilson, a deputy of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, as its 12th president following approval by the WSU Board of Governors.

The board voted unanimously to hire Wilson, an international researcher, ophthalmologist and academic administrator. He will begin Aug. 1.

"Today is a day of hope for this university," said board member Gary Pollard, chairman of the presidential search committee.

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