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Hamline University hires new president

Associated Press

ST. PAUL -- Linda Hanson, president of the College of Santa Fe, is leaving at the end of the academic year to take the top job at Hamline University.

Hanson announced her resignation last week to faculty and staff members. She will have been with the college for five years.

"This decision was very difficult to reach," she said. "These kinds of things are never timely."

Hamline's president for the past 16 years, Larry Osnes, announced his retirement last year. Hamline, a liberal arts college with three graduate schools and a law school, is home to about 4,500 students.

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Provost Mark Lombardi said the College of Santa Fe has had clean audits during Hanson's tenure after years of financial trouble. He said the college's $15 million capital campaign fund also was successfully launched this year. The campaign has collected $6 million since.

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