Caldwell University names first male lay president
Posted: 2:01 PM, Feb 11, 2020
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CALDWELL, NJ - FEBRUARY 12: General view of the campus of Mount Saint Dominic Academy where singer Whitney Houston attended high school in the 1980's on February 12, 2012 in Caldwell, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)
A Catholic university founded by nuns in New Jersey more than 80 years ago says its next leader will be the school's first male lay president.
Caldwell University announced Tuesday that Matthew Whelan will become the school's president on July 1.
He currently serves as a vice president at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. A New Jersey native, Whelan will succeed Nancy Blattner, who became Caldwell's first-ever lay president in 2009.
Blattner is leaving her post to become president of Fontbonne University in Missouri, another Catholic institution.
Caldwell was founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic as a women’s college.
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