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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

Harvard dean to become UVa's next president

Harvard dean to become UVa’s next president

BY RUTH SERVEN 3 hrs ago

James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be the University of Virginia’s ninth president. ... Ryan, an expert on law and education, was approved by the Board of Visitors on Friday as Teresa A. Sullivan’s successor. ... An official announcement followed the vote.

Ryan, 50, is no stranger to UVa. After graduating summa cum laude from Yale in 1988, Ryan was first in his class at UVa’s School of Law. He clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and then worked in Newark, New Jersey, as a public interest lawyer before entering into teaching.

Ryan joined the UVa faculty in 1998, became the Matheson and Morgenthau Distinguished Professor and won several awards for teaching. He was the School of Law’s academic associate dean from 2005-2009 and founded and directed the school’s Program in Law and Public Service.

Today’s announcement comes after a national search by a select committee of board members, faculty and students. Throughout the search, faculty and students stressed their wish for candidates with an academic background.

Ruth Serven is a reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7254, rserven@dailyprogress.com or @RuthServen on Twitter.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:51 AM

1. Clerked for Rehnquist

hope that's not representative of his political views

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