Ohio college approves Mark Roosevelt as its new leader

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Mark Roosevelt, departing superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, has been unanimously approved as the new president of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, effective Jan. 1.

The vote came today from the college's pro tem board of trustees.

Mr. Roosevelt "has spent his career as an advocate and an agent of institutioal change," said Lee Morgan, chairman. "The board is confident it has selected a strong leader who will guide the college on its road to revival."

While the board was voting in western Ohio, Mr. Roosevelt was in Western Pennsylvania working in the superintendent's office he has occupied for 5 1/2 years. He said he will be on the job through Dec. 31, finishing up work here and helping the Pittsburgh school board with the transition to a new superintendent.

Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College closed in 2008 amid dwindling enrollment and financial problems. The school is seeking accreditation so it can reopen with 25 students in the fall of 2011.


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