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Bennington College welcomes new president

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Bennington College is welcoming new students and a new president to campus.

Dr. Mariko Silver will take over as the tenth president at Bennington College. She says she's excited for the 700-plus students to start arriving after Labor Day.

Silver most recently served as a senior adviser to the president at Arizona State University.  Silver has also worked for the Department of Homeland Security and as a policy advisor for a former Arizona governor.

"Working in those organizations, many of them quite large, has really given me a valuable set of insights into leadership, management, and what it takes to really move an organization forward. And so I hope to bring a great deal of that to Bennington, and a real team approach," she says.

Former Bennington College president Elizabeth Coleman stepped down after leading the college since 1987.


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