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Published: Thursday, 1/15/2009

Defiance College provost accepts similar job in Virginia

DEFIANCE The provost of Defiance College has accepted a similar position at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.

Catharine O Connell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Defiance College, will become the vice president for academic affairs at Mary Baldwin College effective July 1. She also will serve as dean of the college and professor of English.

Ms. O Connell, who came to Defiance in 2004, helped lead initiatives such as the creation of the Hench Autism Studies Program, growth of the college s McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, and the development of academic programs in international and global studies.

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