Yale Names Salovey As New President

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Peter Salovey, a prominent psychologist, professor and Yale provost, has been named president of Yale University effective at the end of the school year.

Salovey, a longtime New Haven resident and currently Yale's Provost and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, was selected unanimously Thursday by the Yale Corporation, Yale's governing board, according to a press release from Tom Conroy, spokesman for the university.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Senior Corporation Fellow Edward P. Bass said, "Peter brings a profound understanding of Yale, and great ambitions for advancing the University in the years ahead. The Trustees were inspired by Peter's impeccable integrity and character, and by his unwavering commitment to excellence. These personal qualities, combined with his significant leadership experience, his stature as a scholar, and his deep knowledge of and devotion to Yale, make him the best person to lead Yale well into the twenty-first century."

Salovey is Yale's 23rd president. His appointment is effective June 30.

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