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Board Names Ronald Crutcher as President of U. of Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Ronald A. Crutcher has been named president of the University of Richmond.

The university announced Crutcher's selection by the Board of Trustees on Monday in a news release.

Crutcher will become the university's 10th president on July 1. He also will serve as a professor of music.

He will succeed Edward L. Ayers, who announced in February 2014 that he will step down in June.

Crutcher served as president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts from 2004 to 2014 and is the college's president emeritus. During his tenure as president, he oversaw the college's largest capital project, a $46 million science center.

He previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University of Ohio.

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