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USC Provost Named Cornell's Thirteenth President
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A legal scholar currently serving as the number-two adminstrator at the University of Southern California has been tapped to succeed outgoing President David Skorton. Elizabeth "Beth" Garrett, fifty-one, is the first woman to lead the University. She takes office on July 1, after Skorton departs to become secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Garrett boasts an impressive résumé, including a clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and service on the bipartisan Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. During a press conference held at the Law School—where the president-elect will have a faculty appointment, along with the government department in Arts & Sciences—Garrett fielded questions on a variety of topics, including town-gown relations, policies on hazing and sexual assault, faculty recruitment, and balancing the University's campuses in Ithaca and New York City. Asked whether a resident of Los Angeles was prepared for the Ithaca winters, Garrett replied with a laugh that her previous post had been in another chilly city: Chicago.

Stay tuned for more CAM coverage of Garrett's appointment, including a profile in our November/December issue.

 

 
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