Tennessee: College names first female president

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Rhodes College has named Marjorie Hass its first female president. 

Hass currently serves as president of Austin College and the chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She will be succeeding Rhodes President William E. Troutt.

"What we discovered about Hass that you can't just by reading her (curriculum vitae) is that she's a smart, warm, energetic, optimistic and very engaging person," says Cary Fowler, one of the co-chairs of Rhodes' presidential search committee. "Our search firm identified her as 'a force of nature.'"

Hass will enter office July 1, 2017 (Corbet, Memphis Business Journal, 12/12). 

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