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10th president of Bennington College picked

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Bennington College says Mariko Silver has been picked as its 10th president.

Silver comes to Bennington from Arizona State University, where she was senior adviser to President Michael Crow. She designed and led campus, community, and international initiatives focused on student engagement and accomplishment on cutting-edge science, and on economic development.

Silver also served in the Obama administration as Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She also served as a policy adviser to Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, with responsibility for the state's public and private universities, community colleges, and vocational institutions.

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