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Yale Chooses New President



    Yale Chooses New President
    Yale University students and others enjoy a fall afternoon on Yale University's Cross Campus in New Haven, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000. In the background is the Sterling Memorial Library, the main library for the university and one of the largest in the world. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

    Yale University has chosen a new president to replace Richard C. Levin, who will leave the Ivy League school at the end of the year. 

    Peter Salovey, who is currently Yale’s provost and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, will be the university’s 23rd president, effective June 30, according to a news release from Yale.

    Levin has been president of Yale since 1993.

    Salovey was chosen from 150 candidates.

    He entered Yale as a graduate student in 1981 and is the only president in the history of Yale who has served as the chair of an academic department, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, dean of Yale College, and provost, according to a news release from Yale.

    “To the faculty, students, staff, alumni, and all of the Yale community: I look forward to years of listening to you, being inspired by you, serving you, and collaborating with you to continue to ensure that Yale is a model of higher learning and scholarship, and an inspiration to the world,” Salovey said, according to a news release from Yale.

    Salovey, a 30-year resident of New Haven, has three Yale degrees in psychology. He joined the Yale faculty as an assistant professor in 1986 and has been a full professor since 1995 and was appointed provost in the fall of 2008.