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Chaminade selects new president

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    Lynn M. Babington

A new president has been selected for Chaminade University.

The university’s Board of Regents has selected Lynn M. Babington to serve as president, according to a news release.

Babington, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fairfield University in Conn., will succeed current president Bro. Bernard Ploeger on Aug. 1.

In the release, Babington said, “I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the new president for Chaminade University at such a pivotal time.”

“I am deeply inspired by its heritage, holistic learning approach and dedication to the community. I look forward to working with the university’s outstanding faculty and staff to help fully realize its mission,” she said.

Babington is slated to serve as interim president for Fairfield from January to June before she relocates to Hawaii. Prior to Fairfield, she had served as an associate dean and graduate director at Northeastern University, said the release.

In 2013, Babington was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.

She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. She earned a master’s and doctorate degrees in nursing from the University of Washington.

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