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Patrick swears in Framingham State's new president

Posted by John C. Drake April 27, 2007 03:04 PM

FRAMINGHAM

He's been on the job for about eight months, but Framingham State College president Timothy Flanagan has been without an official welcome to the school, until now.

Gov. Deval Patrick administered the oath of office to the college's new leader -- it's 15th since opening in 1839 -- this afternoon at an investiture on campus.

"We need to work hard on our own behalf to improve Framingham State College," Flanagan said at the ceremony, describing the five key areas of focus for the campus.

He called for focusing on ensuring student success, building up faculty and staff, strengthening diversity in the student body and curriculum, remaining responsive to community, needs and being resourceful in spite of limits on funding.

On the last point, Flanagan said: "We don't want a stripped-down, bargain-basement experience."

-- John C. Drake

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