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Joanne Berger-Sweeney, dean of arts and sciences at Tufts University, has been named president of Trinity College.
Berger-Sweeney will be the first African American and first woman to lead the Hartford college. She will succeed James F. Jones Jr., who retired after 10 years at the post.
“Dr. Berger-Sweeney has devoted her career to the education of students who are smart, eager to work with faculty and ready to engage in many and varied ways across campus life—with this experience, she is a natural fit for Trinity and Trinity for her,” Paul E. Raether, chairman of Trinity’s Board of Trustees, said in a statement.
Berger-Sweeney said she was honored and humbled to be joining the Trinity community.