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Hampden-Sydney Inaugurates First African-American President

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SOURCE: WSET

Hampden-Sydney College inaugurated its first African American president Thursday afternoon.

Doctor Christopher B. Howard is also the youngest college president in Virginia.

Award-winning film director and producer Ken Burns spoke at the inauguration ceremony. Burns is a long-time friend of Doctor Howard.

Howard comes from the University of Oklahoma, graduated from the Air Force Academy, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Written by Symphony

November 13, 2010 at 9:30 am

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